Never Judge a Book By Its Cover…

Never Judge a Book By Its Cover…
by Kim Blanc, RCY Yoga Teacher

We’re all familiar with the phrase, but how often do we make snap judgements based on outward appearances?  I recently began teaching yoga in a studio which is housed in an old print factory.  Although the studio space inside is warm and inviting, many have commented that the outside of the building, to say the least, lacks charm.  Well, this got me thinking …

I once attended a Zumba class at a local gym.  While entering the dance studio, the woman in front of me, upon noticing the teacher, who was a little curvy, remarked “oh, come on, you’ve got to give me something to aspire to.”  Clearly, in this woman’s opinion, the teacher   lacked the body image expected of a fitness instructor.  Feeling a little less than perfect myself, I hid in the back row and watched this amazing twenty-four-year-old, with youthful and vibrant energy, swivel her hips and dance with effortless ease and amazing grace.  I thought to myself ‘wow!  She’s amazing!  Thank God she doesn’t let the judgement of others hinder her creative expression, her passion, her gift.’

Kim Blanc

On British television, Simon Cowell once stifled a laugh at the appearance of a woman who took the stage only to have to hold his jaw up with two hands when Susan Boyle began to sing with the voice of an angel.  Susan Boyle, not exactly fitting the physical image of today’s musical idol, moved the world with her passionate and exquisite voice.  If you’ve never heard her sing, you should.

Which brings us to the little yoga studio that could.  Revolution Community Yoga in Westford may be a little rough around the edges, and you may need to go over a river and through the woods to reach us, but what lies within promises a warm and peaceful refuge.

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  1. I can testify that RCY Westford is a beautiful, healing space. It is wonderful that they have been able to expand their reach to people for whom Acton is a little too far. All the goodness of RCY Acton, just in a smaller package! It is truly the “gold nugget” at the Mill!

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