Inspired by Dirck

When someone thinks of a long-time yoga student, certain stereotypes may come to mind. What we love is being able to bring yoga to all bodies and all people.  Dirck has been a long-time student of ours and his dedication and motivation are inspirational.  He breaks through molds and forges a path for others to follow.  We are happy to honor him as our July student of the month!  We asked him some questions and as always, he keeps us happy and smiling with his fun responses!

What do you love about yoga?

We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a new village, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness’.”

How has yoga and meditation changed your life?

I did not know how empty was my heart until it was filled..  Ready my friends for battle, we will ride the wings of high adventure once more…  I’ve lived through others far too long.. Father carried my Honor… And Mother my guilt..  My enemies bore my sins… And friends have fought my causes.. Now!! I shall be…. King!!!

Why do you practice at Bella Prana?

I don’t know where I ever got the bright idea that I was cool
So alone and independent
But I’m depending on you now
And you’ll always be the only thing that I just can’t be without
And I’m out for you tonight
I’m comin’ out for you tonight

What is your favorite class to attend?

My father, he loves music. This one time, he took us all to the symphony. My whole family. It was supposed to be this really big deal. At first I didn’t like it very much. I mean, there’s nothing really to do with your feet and there’s nothing really to look at. It’s boring! And I was ready to nod out or something. He said to me, “If you close your eyes, you could see the music.” You can, too. Did you ever try? See the music? Come on, try. Close your eyes.

Bella Prana offers Yoga and Meditation classes in Hyde Park Tampa, Florida.