Fast forward to now and I look back and fully agree that a good dose of yoga philosophy and a lesson in non-attachment was needed. But at the time, I didn't realize the problem was me. I thought that those other teachers just didn't "have it" the way Ani did. In hindsight, I was so closed off to experiencing a different kind of class that I missed out on the gifts and talents those other teachers had to offer.
This isn't an easy thing to overcome. But if we want our practice to evolve, we have to do it. Each teacher brings a unique set of talents to the table. A unique background, life-experience, language, training, body and style. As students we can embrace, experience and learn from them or we can focus on how we like so-and-so's class better - a good waste of yoga time if you ask me.
Eventually I got over my perceived need for the classes to be a certain way. In essence I got out of my head and out of my own way and allowed myself to experience yoga every time I got on my mat. Thank goodness. Have you ever had, or are you having, an experience like this with your practice? What about other areas of your life?