72: Where Do We Go From Here? With Crystal McCreary + Monica Bright

So much has changed in our world in the last several months, and the questions I keep asking myself are:

If everything is going to change, what matters most?

If we are never going back to the old way of doing things, what do I want to create in the new world?

I’m so excited to host a series here on The Mentor Sessions called, Where Do We Go From Here?  where I get to ask leaders in our yoga world these exact questions. The feedback about the first episode has been great. Someone said this, 

“I think that the format of the three of you having a convo is really beautiful and effective. There was a casualness which actually made the conversation go deeper I think than if it had just been one persons’ thoughts.”

Today my guests are Crystal McCreary and Monica Bright and I can’t wait for you to absorb their wisdom and insight!

Crystal McCreary (she/her/hers) is a Lead Yoga, Mindfulness and Health Educator & Teacher Trainer with 13+ years of experience in instructing yoga and mindfulness to people of all ages. She has a passion for implementing comprehensive wellness programs within schools and organizations to foster compassionate and equitable communities and sustainable work environments. Crystal’s expertise is derived from a lifetime of harnessing powerful embodied, contemplative tools necessary to navigate the unique challenges of living as a Black cis-woman in an inequitable world. She has facilitated trainings for many organizations that aim to support the social and emotional wellbeing of youth and adults including and she currently works full-time in the Health Department at The Dalton School in New York. Crystal is excited to soon release a yoga and mindfulness resource for children with the support of Bala Kids

Monica Bright (she/her/hers) is a master yoga teacher in the areas of anatomy, self massage, injuries and recovery strategies. With over 2000 hours of training in yoga & human movement, she continues to cultivate a deep love for the human body. Monica has co-led multiple Yoga Teacher Trainings, facilitates workshops on movement and injuries prevalent in yoga, leads anatomy trainings and hosts yearly international Yoga Retreats. She created and manages an online yoga membership with access to  her video class library, instructional videos, audio classes and playlists and keeps in touch with students all over the world.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • how Monica and Crystal made quick pivots in their teaching practice this spring
  • the big changes they both think we will see in the yoga world next year
  • what they think their work might look like a year from now
  • some changes they both hope we are going to see in the next several years
  • recommendations for listeners to consider as our world continues to change

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