In Vancouver, we are blessed to have access to countless amazing yoga teachers! I would like to write about one such teacher, Will! My friend Tracey took Will’s class a month ago and ever since she has been telling me that I must take his class. Finally, I went. I am left wondering why I haven’t heard of Will sooner?
I see Will before the class and he is wearing a bandana and eyeliner. I could tell that this was not going to be your “typical” yoga class. What is a typical yoga class? That is another story. Will starts the class as soon as he walks in. “Inhale, Exhale,” with an audible sigh. “Let it all go.” The sighs get louder as we repeat this a few more times.
During the class, Will gets “personal.” He tells us about his journey into striving to be his authentic self. You can tell he genuinely likes to teach. He exudes love and acceptance. Here are some Will “isms.” “Shine your light. If others think your light is too bright, tell them to wear sunglasses.” “Don’t judge me, but love me. When you judge others, there is no room to love yourself.”
Will finishes class by singing an amazing rendition of Hallelujah. Talk about taking Savasana to a whole new level. I left class feeling detoxed and good about myself. That might have something to do with having to look into my eyes in the mirror and chant “I am good enough, I am enough, etc?”
If you are looking for a class that is inspirational, uplifting and fun (there was some butt shaking involved). Try Will’s hot hour at West Coast Hot Yoga in Yaletown. It’s a judgment free zone that will allow you to express your fabulous self!