Marysia Do is Fire

Fire. In yoga, Fire is transformative. It also heals. It is a 'havan' that welcomes new life into the world. It is around the fire that one takes a vow to be with the other through lifetimes. It is again through fire that one turns to ash at the end of life. It also signifies rebirth. Inner fire, or tapas in yoga, burns away old patterns of thought (samskara) to bring about a new history; a new awakening. Marysia is this in my life. I met her in 2014 and while you only need to google her to know her physical capabilities, to me she is just something else. Emotionally and physically, I was just not ready for her. And she knew that. It wasnt until 2016, that I reached out to her during a tumultous time in my life. It actually had nothing to do with yoga. She always met me with kindness. This is a profoundly intelligent woman, who knows exactly how to deal with a myriad of situations. Marysia is someone who became my friend before she became my teacher.

Early this year, I again reached out to her after being frustrated with 'not being strong enough' Ive so often being called. Once again, Marysia met me with kindness. Compassion. And tough love. She expected me to work. Hard. Harder than ever. I wanted to be better for her. She met all my weaknesses exactly where it mattered and turned them into strenghts. Im not one to gush but she makes it easy. As a long time practitioner and teacher, Ive had the opportunity to come across alot of teachers but I can honestly say, no one inspires me, or has changed my practice as much as Marysia. As a teacher, she strives for her student to be completely independant of her. To find their own strenght and path.

Thank you so much. For answering texts at 3am, for always being there and I know we will always be in touch. You will always have a home in mine. P.s. I am so sad you are leaving :(. ------ A message from my beloved student @aditisubbiah . I have been traveling away from Singapore for 3 weeks now. Being away from love like this is painful. Still it's always there and so it's awesome. Thank you for aditi. Thank you Yogis everywhere. I am who I am because I believe in you with every fiber of my being.

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