Seattle Yoga News - Teacher Spotlight

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By Alex Tran

Get to know your local Seattle yoga teacher! Terilyn Wyre will be teaching at Om Culture this April 22nd, 2016 as part of the center’s
Spotlight on Yoga series. We have partnered with Om Culture to bring you an in depth introduction to the special teachers and performers who have been invited to share their knowledge with you. This month Terilyn will be teaching a “Yoga and the Art of Storytelling” workshop.
Let’s meet Terilyn!
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The Practice of Devotion

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“Devotion is commitment gone mad. It is mad in the sense that you have to leave the order of your mind to enter into the wildness of your heart. Devoted people are literally seized by love. To live devoted means to lie in the lap of the Divine.” ~ Richard Rudd

What are you devoted to? Who are you devoted to? How does your devotion help you to navigate your path in this crazy world? These are questions I ask myself and my community on a regular basis. My answer has always been the same for as far back as I can remember. I believe the 9 year old Terilyn, navigating her first year as an outcast at a new school would answer the same as the 42 year old Terilyn going through the hardest year of her life with divorce and family tragedy: Love.

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I Am A Million Broken Pieces Creating A Whole


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This image is of a Hindu goddess named Akhilandeshvari, whose name translates to “she who is never not broken.”
Without even knowing much about her mythology, I realized recently I have been living and telling the story of Akhilandeshvari for many years. You see, She represents the parts of ourselves that are not keeping it all together, the parts that are ripped open by loss and grief leaving us utterly transformed by the brilliance and resilience of our own light. She is also riding on the back of a crocodile which suggests courage to conquer all fears. Her image really resonates with me for what I see is that Her cracks reveal the magnificence of Her light. I truly believe that it is when we plunge (or are plunged) into our woundedness, our brokenness, we open to grace and in these moments we are cradled in the arms of God.

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The wing of my heart – my journey of discovering unattended grief in the physical body

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My story begins in a seated pose; my head stacked over shoulders stacked over hips, calm and unsuspecting of the ghost in my left shoulder. You see, I’d been on retreat in Maui now for several days. I’d truly arrived, my soul had caught up with my body and I found myself steeped in the practice of morning meditation.

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Drop Back To Love

Drop Back To Love
A poem by Terilyn from The Poetry of Yoga Vol. 2


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