To create a peaceful family requires patience and tolerance mixed with a good dose of love, generosity and a sense of humor. Not necessarily an easy combination to maintain when the individuals are your brothers, sisters, and parents come together for the holidays. Why is it so difficult to get along with each other?
I had no idea that choosing the path of yoga (or was it that yoga chose me?), would alienate me from my family more severely than if I had moved to a foreign country. In 1983 the Born Again Christian movement was in full swing and my parents had embraced it with full and sincere hearts.
Six years were to pass before my next yoga class. Long years of study, practice, and experiment in theatre, dance and design. By this time I had moved between Continents living in Europe, traveling through Africa, South America and doing time in New York City. I had pushed my mind and body into a dark and depressing place with no idea how to extricate myself.