The Joy of Service. {Article in English & Spanish}

Via Natalia Chaparro
on Dec 1, 2011
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~B.J. Galvan

The practice of Anusara Yoga led me to the point where the physical body becomes the materialization of the more subtle qualities of consciousness, of that sacred intention that we all carry in the heart. On the mat I began to experience and recognize a bright space (cit) that pulsed within me, that generated calm, freedom and the desire to fly. Through physical postures, I felt indescribable bliss (ananda), which led me to see and feel what is today my yoga practice.

As John Friend (one of my greatest teachers to whom I am immensely grateful for all that he has brought and brings daily into my life) says, we do yoga to remember our divine essence and to participate in this great co-creation of consciousness and beauty of which we all are part. We co-create to expand the bliss that this practice brings to our life, sharing it with others, allowing the light of the heart to enliven and empower us through our asanas, so that our light may in turn serve to enlighten others.

I live in a country where it is evident in every corner that there is a clear need for us to not shelter and withhold that which the universe has invested in us; where by sharing the blessings of the yoga practice and the spiritual path, we can make a significant difference in the lives of others.

I consider myself to be a very fortunate person because I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet extraordinary teachers, people who have left important impressions on my soul and above all have inspired me to want to be a vehicle for these wise teachings and compassion. What better way to do so than by sharing the light with those who are going through difficult and painful situations?

I think if we connect with our sacred essence, we begin to see it reflected in everything and everyone around us. That is when we are able to approach and treat all of those around us as divine beings, beings to whom we want to offer and serve.

At this point service ceases to be difficult and forced; instead it begins to flow, in a perfect balance between giving from the fullness of the heart and knowing how to receive the gift that is offered by each person who crosses our path. We are delighted to discover that sharing empowers, expands and connects us with our higher purpose, to be vehicles of something bigger, instruments of love, beings of service and light.



About Natalia Chaparro

Natalia Chaparro, una Colombiana, empezó practicando el Yoga hace 10 años. Su practica constante e intensa fue mezclado con sus estudios de veterinaria, los que realizó motivada por el amor inmenso que tiene por los animales y el interés en el mágico funcionamiento de un organismo vivo. Al terminar su carrera de veterinaria, conoció a maestra de Yoga B.J. Galvan, quien le introdujo en el mundo del Anusara. Desde entonces el fluir de la gracia ha traído a su camino seres maravillosos que han dejado su huella con enseñanzas poderosas. La oportunidad de aprender y compartir la luz de personas como John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Douglas Brooks, Kelly Haas, BJ Galvan y Tulku Tsori Rinpoche, ha empoderado sus ganas de servir y seguir este camino de aprendizaje. Actualmente Natalie ofrece más o menos 8 clases de Yoga a la semana, y ofrece terapias de sonido con cuencos tibetanos, todo esto con el animo de canalizar y compartir todo eso que sus maestros y el universo han invertido en ella. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Natalia Chaparro, a native Colombian, began practicing yoga 10 years ago. Her consistent and intensive practice was combined with her veterinary studies, both of which left her motivated by her immense love of animals and her fascination with the magic of the living organism. Upon finishing her veterinary career, she met her yoga teacher B.J. Galvan, who introduced her to the world of Anusara Yoga. Since that time the flow of Grace has brought to her path marvelous beings who have left their mark on her with their powerful teachings. The opportunity to learn and share the light with teachers such as John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Douglas Brooks, Kelly Haas, BJ Galvan y Tulku Tsori Rinpoche, has ignited Natalia’s desire to serve and follow this path of learning. Natalia currently teachers on average 8 yoga classes per week and also offers sound therapy with Tibetan singing bowls, all with the purpose of channeling and sharing all that her teachers and the Universe have instilled in her.


4 Responses to “The Joy of Service. {Article in English & Spanish}”

  1. A beautiful post from a beautiful being!

  2. Bj Galvan says:

    I am so humbled by Natalia… I should write a blog about witnessing her transformation into the beautiful Goddess she has become. SO happy and proud of you!

  3. Excited to see this beautiful piece featured on Also featured on Well done Natalia!