Karma Yoga is one of the three types of yoga mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita. It is the practice of action, the yoga of selfless service. Through our devotion to Love we offer up the fruits of our labour and surrender the concept of failure or success. The action is enough. In this way we learn how to break our conditioned past patterns and emerge like a phoenix reborn. Every moment is an opportunity to be reborn, to burn up our past and BE present.
At Karma Teachers, we practice Karma Yoga. It takes many forms, volunteering at the front desk, guiding asana practice, facilitating philosophical and spiritual discussion, cleaning, hugging and offering love, to name but a few. What unites all of these myriad of forms is the underlying meaning, selfless service and unconditional love. Whether we are holding space for someone to transform, cleaning a toilet or teaching asana we act not from a desire for anything, but from a desire to support, nurture and love. In this way we create space for ourselves to transform and receive the love that resides in all of us. As such, being a Karma Teacher requires us to constantly check-in with the moment and ask: am I being selfless with my actions?
It requires a self-awareness that accepts responsibility for all of our actions without judgement, but with love. In this space of awareness and compassion we can transmute our little question of how can this help me, to how can I serve. Every moment is an opportunity to self-reflect and grow our understanding of our Self, such is the gift of Karma Teachers.
To teach at Karma Teachers is not a right, it is not a privilege, it is not any of the words we like to think of; rather, it is Service. It is service to your Highest Self, to the Self of others and to the unifying beauty that is unconditional love. The purpose is not to promote our amazing gifts, beautiful talents or any other part of ourselves. The purpose is to serve the community, to serve the world. Through our beautiful unique gifts we can help to inspire countless people to discover the Truth that resides in their soul. Yet, it is not about our gifts, they are tools to better impart whatever message we are here to send. Every space is different, every place needs something different. At Karma Teachers we offer the services that are needed, teach what is needed, clean what is needed, serve whatever is needed.
Karma Teachers are not simply yoga teachers, that is but one form of what is needed. Karma Teachers reach beyond what is expected, they soar above the normal approach, they are revolutionaries that demand nothing from anyone but give everything to everyone. Karma Teachers are soldiers of Love, shock troops breaching the walls of fear, greed, and misery with swords of love, messages of peace and open arms of forgiveness. Be the change you want to see in the world, create the opportunities to serve, reach beyond the space of Karma Teachers and bring love into this world.