During my childhood my mother always said, “if you want something, then ask for it!” Therefore, I’m asking you to VOTE ME IN as “Best of the Bay, Yoga Instructor.”
Question: So what makes me so damn special?
Answer: Nothing makes me special. All of us are unique and special individuals. However, someone is gonna win this title, so YNOT ME?.
AIDS/Lifecycle | “Seva”- Selfless Service
You see, in my youth, I was a cocaine addict and “party animal.” Yet in 1994, a light bulb turned on in my head. So, I bought a bike.
I decided to use physical activity as a way to regain my focus and make some life changes while simultaneously being “of service” to my immediate community.
Soon later, I participated in a 545 mile, 7 day bike journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the fight against the AIDS Pandemic. Presently, I have completed seventeen, 545 mile bike journeys. [personally raising well over $70,000.00 in support of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation].
Donation Yoga – San Francisco
Over 20 years ago, I first heard the word “yoga.” And the rumors I was hearing said, ” it’s another cult.” My community of friend’s claimed that Yogis and Yoginis were “spiritual pimps.” So, I refrained from attending yoga classes.
And then one day, a friend said “let’s go to a yoga class my treat! And afterward, I’ll take you out for lunch.” So, since it was a free yoga class, I went to the class.
From that one experience, I grew to understand the benefits of Hatha Yoga. And for the next 4 years [5 days a week], I studied under Iyengar Yoga Institute Graduate, Yoga Teacher, Mary Friedland. After which, I studied under the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco Faculty Members [Jaki Nett, Nora Burnett, Kathy Alef, Ben Thomas, Patricia Layton, Madira Hines, and Tommie Jean Thomas].
In 2002, after apprenticing with Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Janet MacLeod, I graduated from the 2yr Advanced Teacher Training Program of the IYISF.
And then, I pondered over:
Question: “How can I share the gift of yoga with others?”
Answer: “Make it accessible to each and every individual regardless of physical disposition, race, sexual orientation, social status or economic status.
I began to to teach donation yoga classes. I allowed individuals to “pay what they can afford”. I encouraged individuals to “do what they can do and be happy with what they can do.” And after 13 years of teaching, I still offer yoga classes by donation.
Free Yoga – Sports Basement
In November 2008, as I was looking at the “Grotto” (community space) of Sports Basement San Francisco, another light bulb went on. And, I began to ponder over the idea of using Sports Basement as a way to serve the yoga community.
A Yoga Teacher Teaches by Example
You see; the practice of yoga teaches one “to teach by example.”
“City Living” Best of the Bay Yoga Instructor
GET YOUR VOTE IN TODAY!
“City Living Best Yoga Instructor” …ynot?
1. Go to the following link:
2. Click the link “City Living.”
3. Scroll down to “Yoga Instructor”
4. Vote “TONY EASON” in!
5. Press continue.
7. Thanks for your support | http://ynottony.com
The final edition of the San Francisco Bay Guardian is hitting the streets today featuring the Best of the Bay.
And guess what?
“Best of the Bay Yoga Instructor 2014” IS Tony Eason!
[Thank you all for your votes & continued support!] – http://ynottony.com