Authenticity Found: in Belize Central Prison

Scene: I’ve just finished teaching a yoga class, something I’ve done hundreds of times before… but this time I’m shaking.

This yoga class is unlike any other I’ve taught, as the participants are from another country, mostly speak Spanish and do not know if they can trust me, unlike my regular students at home.

You see, I’m far out of my comfort zone in the South where I live in Alabama, in fact, I’m in Belize teaching at the Central Prison for a not for profit called Rhythm of Change. Though this is a “cool adventure” to tell friends at happy hour: nothing can prepare you for what it really feels like when you dive deep out of your comfort zone.