Global Bowspring is the result of 3 years of daily research, practice, system development, and a lot of hard work by Desi Springer, John Friend, and numerous talented friends of the Bowspring. In addition to the Sridaiva team above, we gratefully acknowledge the following people for their contributions to Globalbowspring.com.
Great Thanks to:
Micah Springer - For her inspirational support of the creation and development of her sister's Bowspring method. For her 17 years of successfully managing Vital, the home of the Bowspring.
Danielle Prall - administrative / media
Preston Bates - start-up support
Lex Windell - photography, graphic arts
Taylor McFarlane - graphic arts
Elyse Elam - graphic arts
Jenny Chun - graphic arts
Eric Thomas - website design
Alison Moore - IT consulting
Elizabeth Lee - office administration
Ali Walkup - office administration
Among the greatest supporters of the Bowspring in the developmental period over the last three years have been our 90+ global Bowspring teachers, who are all listed by state and country in our community network section. These especially dedicated students of the Bowspring stayed with a regular practice of the method for at least two years despite not having a website or training materials available. The method consistently evolved so much in each training and practice with Desi Springer that these first wave of teachers learned a new, refined alignment of the Bowspring. These students are humble, open-minded and willing to learn refinements each time with Desi and John, making it easy to experience incompetence and frustration.
Thanks to all the Bowspring students at Vital and around the world, who stayed with their Bowspring practice, despite opposition by many in the yoga community and particularly at their local studio. In the last three years, no student stayed with the Bowspring practice because of its popularity! No one practiced it because it was easy in the beginning. All the 2+ year Bowspring students worldwide were met with some negativity by others because of their dedication to this revolutionary method. Yet, they all committed to the practice out of their own direct experience of the transformative power of the Bowspring. They choose to be true to themselves despite losing some business and associates. Our 2016 global Bowspring teachers represent a special group of high integrity, independent-minded early adopters of a paradigm-shifting alignment technology. Because of their dedication, the Bowspring method is now a global idea that will only expand in cultural consciousness. The standard model of static, linear alignment will begin to be upgraded by a dynamic, curvy Bowspring form, and there is no stopping the revolution.