What Yoga Teachers Do—the Meme.

Via Roger Wolsey
on Feb 15, 2012
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Everyone else has one, why not yoga teachers?

[Created by Roger Wolsey. Thank you to Cynthia Beard for your Photoshop skills!]

Here’s one someone made for my profession. They pretty much nailed it.

It’s good to poke fun at ourselves, and each other, which is the same thing. It’s also good to be “known.”



Roger Wolsey is an ordained United Methodist pastor and the author of Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity. He blogs for Elephant Journal, Patheos, and Huffington Post. He’s been doing yoga somewhat seriously for the past 7 years. His best friend is a yoga teacher… one of the best in Boulder…. but he’s got his eye on other work down the road.


About Roger Wolsey

Roger Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus. He’s a progressive Christian who identifies with people who consider themselves as being “spiritual but not religious.” He came of age during the “Minneapolis sound” era and enjoyed seeing The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, The Wallets, Trip Shakespeare, Prince, and Soul Asylum in concert—leading to strong musical influences to his theology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Roger is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and he currently serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at C.U. in Boulder, CO. He was married for ten years, divorced in 2005 and now co-parents a delightful 10-year old son. Roger loves live music, hosting house concerts, rock-climbing, yoga, centering prayer, trail-running with his dog Kingdom, dancing, camping, riding his motorcycle, blogging, and playing his trumpet in ska bands and music projects. He's recently written a book Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don't like christianity


9 Responses to “What Yoga Teachers Do—the Meme.”

  1. Ha!!! Nailed it, Roger :)))

  2. cynthiabeard says:

    The last one seems to be almost universal these days…

  3. Roger Wolsey says:

    for those who don't get the middle one on the bottom, it's a reference to the Pied Piper of Hamelin …. leading the town's children astray and away .. perhaps straight to Hell. ; )

  4. cynthiabeard says:

    With a dancing devil in the background 🙂
    And it's Hamelin, not Hamlet 😉

  5. BrotherRog says:

    by Jove you're right! : )

  6. Tanya Lee Markul says:

    This was so good! Thank you!

    Just posted to "Featured Today" on the Elephant Yoga homepage.

    Posting to Elephant Yoga on Facebook and Twitter.

    Tanya Lee Markul, Yoga Editor
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  7. Shawna says:

    Haha! This is great, thanks for sharing.

  8. Meghan says:


  9. bo didly says:

    hahahahhahahahah I like the old man doing the crotch adjustment, I think I went to the wrong teacher training! that must be one of the new age yoga trendy styles.
    NICE one roger doger!