Meet Your Next Teacher - Baron Baptiste
Yoga Journal|February 2018
Meet Your Next Teacher - Baron Baptiste

Meet Your Next Teacher - Baron Baptiste

CONSIDERING BARON BAPTISTE’S CHILDHOOD, it’s no surprise that he grew into the talented and respected yoga teacher he is today. His parents, Magaña and Walt Baptiste, opened one of the first yoga schools in San Francisco in 1952, and kept great company: Baptiste recalls dinner parties with B.K.S. Iyengar, and Indra Devi was his godmother.

Of course, growing up yogi long before the practice was mainstream wasn’t all ahimsa and namaste. “I always felt so different and misunderstood by othe rkids; it was challenging to connect with them,” says Baptiste. “But looking back now, I see that some of those early experiences gave me thick enough skin to stay true to living and sharing yoga.” This month, Baptiste shares an exclusive practice that touches on this theme of standing in your truth, or what he calls your true north—and provides a glimpse of his new Yoga Journal online Master Class on enlivening your practice, which launches in March. Turn the page to learn more about this inspiring teacher.

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February 2018