December 15 – reverb11 – Acharya (Scholar)

Via on Dec 15, 2011

What did you study this year? What did you learn? What did you teach?

How did you grow in 2011 — mentally, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually?

“Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind.” – Gandhi

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Michelle Margaret Fajkus ("fake-us") is a proponent of natural, lifelong learning through yoga, mindfulness, living, loving and letting go. An avid reader, writer and blogger, she's a longtime lover of words and languages, especially English and Spanish. Today, Michelle is a 34-year-old expat from Austin living at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala with her life partner, daughter and black cat. Michelle is the founder of Yoga Freedom. She learned yoga from a book at age 12 and found Buddha in California at 23. She's written over 250 posts about mindful living on elephant journal since 2010. Her writing also appears on Rebelle Society, Be You Media Group and her blog, Daily Life Practice. Read her memoir, chakra guide or (free!) beginners guide to mindfulness and yoga here, or come on down to Guatemala for a retreat! Connect with Michelle on Google+ or Facebook.

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2 Responses to “December 15 – reverb11 – Acharya (Scholar)”

  1. Loren says:

    This year I left my job of 13 years in tourism and studied Osho Rebalancing deep tissue massage. It was a big leap from me to go from a job that kept me very in my head to a practice that starts in your own body and heals another. The training has been experiential in the most part with intense 3-day workshops followed by a month of self practice. One of the things that has been most interesting is how I have related to practicing on my friends and family. Its not as easy as one might expect. Knowing so much about people that you are treating can be a hindrance rather than a help sometimes as you are not observing impartially but watching through the filter of all you already know and feel about that person.
    I have really enjoyed learning something new, not only because filling my brain with fresh information was extremely invigorating, but because I have adopted a healing modality that will stay with me forever. The process of rebalancing can be life changing and I am looking forward to sharing it.

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