Look Back in Anger- My Yoga Teacher Erin
It has been almost three years since Josh and I started learning yoga together.
Our teacher, Erin, offers a class where we can strive to be best and understand each posture.
Although her lesson starts at 6:30 am, she welcomes us with a very nice smile every time. No matter how sleepy we feel, her warm smile gives us a comfort.
She also has another face as an “actor.” Erin has been learning ballet and modern dance longing to become an actor since her childhood. Her dream has come true. She is working hard as an actor while she teaches yoga.
Erin plays a main character in the performance “Look Back in Anger” by John Osborne, and Thomas and I went together to see it. It has been a very famous play in time, and has become a movie and a Broadway show.
In the small theater located on 26th street and 2nd Avenue in East side in Manhattan, all the five actors performed wonderfully taking our breath away. The story was so tragic and dark that I wondered why everyone had to be unhappy, and it made me cry the whole time. Especially, Alison Porter, played by Erin, made the climax scene extremely moving by crying out loud.
Erin, who shows up with a bright smile to the yoga class, looked completely different on the stage. Her appearance as an actor was just so impressive. In Manhattan, there would be numerous people who seek a dream to be an actor and have not been able to make it come true. Therefore, I think, the efforts of those who made it to the stage are beyond our imagination.
However, Erin said “it was never hard for me since both yoga and acting are what I love the most and have a passion for,” while it is not easy for many people to make what they love to do as a career.
One of the biggest reasons why I respect her is because of the fact that she has a very positive attitude and never gives up in the process of following her dream.
Our yoga classes for the next two weeks will be cancelled since Erin is going to Ireland for the play. I wish Erin the best and that she will be on the Straight Play on Broadway soon, and I will make sure that I am seated on the first row at her very debut performance.