Executive Director Rob Schware talks with Community Yoga instructor Heather Ruggero for The Huffington Post Blog about what it’s like to teach incarcerated men and women, and how saying “yes” to serving others has changed her own life and practice.
“Every time I teach at Travis County Correctional Complex, I feel more alive and more awake. When you have the privilege of witnessing people working hard to transform their lives, it’s difficult to take things for granted…I originally thought (yoga’s service component) was about contributing to pay back for all that I have received, but am increasingly realizing that what I receive for the small amount I give is so much greater. I have begun to realize that service was a missing ingredient in my own spiritual development and yoga practice.”
– Community Yoga Austin instructor Heather Ruggero, on her work with prisoners at TCCC
Click here to read more of Heather’s tips for working with incarcerated students, and a standout moment from her work with Community Yoga.