I’ve been practicing at White Gold Yoga in Whistler, BC. Owner Erin Anderson is warm, welcoming and confident that everyone can do a handstand! Maybe not today or even this year, but she knows that we’ll all get there someday. The space is cozy and usually the students are practicing mat-to-mat. The teacher does not actually have a mat, but Erin and her staff are so adept at verbal cues that they can effectively read what the class needs and cue logical sequences without actually moving through the practice themselves. As a yoga teacher myself, I am extremely impressed with their verbal cues. I’m going again this afternoon, and I am going to channel Erin’s belief in me and hopefully believe enough in myself to do a handstand today (or maybe tomorrow).