Graduate Spotlight: July 2019 July 1, 2019 holly krepps Our July graduate spotlight is Laura Castillo Nagi! We are so grateful to have Laura at the shala this summer! In her own words: For me the path of Yoga is the path of Leadership. As we individually grow and evolve, we then lead our families, communities and the world to a better place. Truly, the greatest gift we have to offer the world is our own awakening. As I laid in shavasana in a yoga class over a decade ago, I thought to myself “This is my church. This is how I commune with the Divine.” That feeling of peace and connection to Self led me on a journey to the path of yoga, later becoming a teacher of yoga, and soon becoming a trainer of yoga teachers. Through the path of Yoga, I have uncovered roles, beliefs, and identities that I had mistakenly attached to and have remembered the Truth of my Wholeness. At Circle Yoga Shala, I have discovered a community of seekers committed to self-responsibility, mastery and service. I am grateful to be part of CYS’ Trainer of Teachers program and am pleased to announce the creation of Radiant Life, School of Yoga, Meditation & Self-Inquiry, which will be a satellite school of CYS based in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is my intention that through the Self Leadership that is the Path of Yoga, we create teachers who are then able to be of service to the world and lead others back to the Truth of their Wholeness. Om Shanti.