Meet Karla Vallecillo, a bilingual and inspiration yoga teacher who is helping us bring more resources to the BIPOC and Spanish-speaking yoga communities.
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Meet the talented and dedicated yoga teachers who led the spring sessions of Community Yoga (BIPOC Healing).
At the beginning of the pandemic, a local yoga teacher had no desire to teach her classes on Zoom. But, as things stretched out, she really missed this important part of her life. She faced the reality of virtual classes or no classes – finding both good and bad aspects, and learning to accept it all.
My intention as I began the Gentle Yoga for Resilience series for You Call This Yoga was to bring mental and physical skills to participants in order to develop resilience during this pandemic. Over the past several weeks, I have been observing my own development of resilience. It has been a part of my practice of “svadyaya” or self-study. Never before in my yoga teaching career has there been such a large cultural experience impacting my students as well as myself. As I am teaching about resilience, I am also working to strengthen my own resiliency.
As an oncology nurse for over three decades, I have had the immense privilege of caring for individuals and families affected by cancer. Several years ago I was overcome with a strong desire to become a yoga teacher so I could share the benefits of yoga with cancer patients/survivors. My long-held desire finally came to fruition…