A tribute to Steve
Writing in the hopes that someone truly incredible will read the words … Someone who needs to know that many in his community support and respect him with the utmost admiration for where he has taken us along the way.
Referring to one particularly legendary yoga practitioner, teacher/guide, and inspiration of the most venerated kind: Steve Rogers. For those who have never heard his name, I sincerely feel sorry, for that means that you were never graced by participating in one of his most awe-inspiring yoga classes, joyous and insightful conversations, or share his infectiously inspired attitude for life. I am among the community who was utterly blessed to have made Steve’s acquaintance. Many of us know how lucky we were to have been enriched by his wisdom, to follow his experienced words in our yogic practices and to enjoy the adventure he narrated in our minds and body.
Yoga is a journey; it is not something that we do, nor another hobby by which we define ourselves. For those who embody the characteristics of true yogis, on the quest to elevate and enlighten the mind through its connection to the body, we well know that there are few guides along the way that lead us in the direction toward such an achievement. Steve Rogers was a guide for a community of people in this town – for a mere hour and half, a few times a week, to exist in our truest forms … judgment-free and liberated.
Steve needs to know that, whatever the outcome of his subsequent trials, no verdict will ever change our respect and admiration. Many in this community will remain eternally grateful for the knowledge and perspective he so graciously shared.
No one filled the house like Steve, and if you were one of those participating yogis … push it “Like A Motha.”
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