130: Coming Home To Ourselves with Miles Borrero

I believe the invitation of life is to become ourselves, live fully and freely, and then, if you are a student of yoga, to extend that full, free, safe living out to all beings everywhere. But how often do we get to see someone really do that?

Today I have a treat for you: a person who is doing just that. Becoming. My friend Miles Borrero (he/him) has survived fronting a Latin rock band, riding horses competitively, acting on various stages across the US, and nannying a six-year-old. He has been Catholic, Jewish, and a frequent guest at Krishna’s house, and has lived life as a boy, a girl, a woman, a man, and something in between. Now a senior yoga teacher who leads retreats and trainings all over the world, Miles is passionate about dismantling the systems within ourselves that keep us small. And he has written a beautiful book called Beautiful Monster: A Becoming. The book reads like one long dharma talk, full of creative writing and yogic wisdom.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • how Miles was Rodney Yee’s best student even though they never met
  • why was it yoga teaching that really stuck for Miles, despite having so many jobs and creative endeavors 
  • what it was like for Miles to teach in his native language after learning to teach yoga in English first
  • all about Miles’ teacher Raghunath and what Miles learned from him
  • what changed in Miles’  asana practice after his top surgery and taking testosterone

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