John Friend’s poem to departing Anusara yoga teachers Darren Rhodes, Christina Sell & Elena Brower.

Via on Nov 3, 2011

At the end of our interview, I asked John Friend for a simple haiku or Doha, an offering poem or song to his departing senior Anusara yoga teachers Elena Brower, Christina Sell and Darren Rhodes.

Here it is. ~ ed.

~

At the End

turn around and give thanks

for all the companions on the journey

Elders and Children

~

One Family,

with many diverse paths.

~ John Friend

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6 Responses to “John Friend’s poem to departing Anusara yoga teachers Darren Rhodes, Christina Sell & Elena Brower.”

  1. Beautiful! I wish more people would embrace that attitude towards each other's choices.

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  3. marykate f murray says:

    beautiful, honest..real.and bold. Thank you!

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