Yoga Class Can Be Serious and Be Fun!
My first teacher, SivaRam, showed us the wonder of beautiful fluid postures, while gently joking, explaining the meanings of the names of the postures, and assisting us in our efforts in the postures. None of us had ever been exposed to yoga, but somehow we were soon trying things that looked impossible and strange and we were having fun. My classes reflect, in some small way, that early influence.
I've learned from many great, famous, and serious teachers over the years, yet my early introduction to yoga is where I found the heart of yoga, the joy and the peace of breathing, meditating and chanting.