As for what I gained, well, aside from the real-world - let your dog visit the neighbors if you are ever streaming live to the internet and talking to Tony Robbins - I learned that my own self-talk past is shared among many of us. I may have thought I was all those horrid things, but in reality, I am my own worst critic/enemy/liar. I may act lazy/crazy/ugly sometimes, but not all the time. It is not the foundation of my being. I may do some boneheaded things, but in reality I am woman with a post-graduate education and witty to boot. And damn if I am not a sexy powerful woman!
Hell yes I would do this again. I hope Tony really does get in touch regarding the Wounded Warriors project. I know first-hand how completely yoga can transform, and for soldiers returning from war, at war with themselves, it has the ability to teach them to meet and release some of their demons. It can also show those who have suffered physical injury/loss, that they can find a new state of normal, and that normal may be different, but perhaps just as amazing as well.