NOTE: 1pm Saturday classes are no longer available. Only private classes are offered.
Days/Times: students determine this depending on their availability
Location : Nawa Saraan Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Yoga classes are offered 1-on-1 for a tailor fitted program or developed for a group class. Classes can be traditional yoga offerings or classes focused on optimum digestion, healthy eyes, power/strength, weightloss, breathing, therapy and/or meditation. Classes come with explanations on what we are doing and why we are doing them. It's important for any student to know the underlying principles of yoga. One session usually lasts 90 minutes and will always consist of the following:
Fee: Baht 1000/session
Note: RSVP, bring your mat, come 5 minutes earlier to settle down, we start on time
Teacher availability: GREEN area are the available time slots (as of this writing)
Dec 8, 2020
Location : My Secret Cafe, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Everybody but Me
Within our small crew gathered at a music bar, Muffin Man rises up from his chair, comes across to our table, and gives everybody a piece of his muffin - everybody except me. Two girls noticed, and one of them gave me half of hers. Not sure if it was deliberate, but I was ruffled. Was he telling me I was a lesser mortal?
Triggered, my knee-jerk reaction was either of 2 things:
- completely ignore him henceforth (but creates tension in the group)
- order the most expensive cake and have it given to him (which makes me an outcast)
Given my awareness, I knew neither was acceptable nor justified - that was just my old self talking. But still, I couldn't let it pass. It felt like a cop-out to go yogic and offer the other cheek when something more productive could be done.
Finding Middle Ground
I didn't want to upset the prevailing good vibe by calling his attention to it and create tension, but I couldn't just ignore it either. How to find middle ground? It was a problem-solving challenge.
When the gig was finished and everybody was about to leave, I stood up, smiling and light-heartedly told him in front of everybody,
"I will now refer to you as Muffin Man. When you gave everyone a piece of your muffin and completely ignored me, I began to wonder if I should change my underarm spray."
Everybody got a good laugh. I got my point across and tension dissipated. We all went home in peace. The day was saved. More importantly, this new acquaintance (instead of dying on its tracks), can morph into friendship.
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