School started today. Both my kids were out the door before 7:ooam. That seems an ungodly hour for teenagers to be up. But both of them were up ahead of schedule and ready to go. Good for them. And the weather cooperated as well. Who wants to go to school on a hot sunny day, better that is was gray and cold here. But it is so quiet here, and I miss them already.
Now that we are back into the school routine, it is time to figure out how to spend all those uncluttered hours while the kids are gone. And even if kids are not a part of your daily planning, Fall is a great time to establish or re-establish your routine for healing and exercise.
My teaching schedule for the Fall has changed quite a bit. I will be offering more classes, in more locations, and with greater variety of styles. As always, each class will be designed to meet the needs of the students, but I will incorporating more of the therapeutic trainings I have been doing as well as more of the Anusara studies I love so much.
It is with regret that I am announcing I will no longer be teaching at the Samena Club in Bellevue. I will miss all my wonderful and dedicated students and it would be great to see some of you again at any one of my expanded teaching locations in Issaquah.
I will begin teaching on Monday and Wednesday mornings, (9:30 – 11:00am) at Village Green Yoga, in Gilman Village, starting Wednesday September 7th. This would be a great class for all you Samena folks who want to stay on the same schedule we were before.
I am also pleased to announce that I will be teaching at the new Swedish Hospital in the Issaquah Highlands. I am offering two classes: 7:45 – 8:45am on Mondays and Wednesdays with a class therapeutic class focused on hips and backs. I will also be teaching an hour of Hatha Integration yoga at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These classes should begin the second week of September, ut we are still working out some kinks in the system so I will let you know as soon as we have everything launched.
Finally, my hours at Urban Oasis Yoga & Wellness have also changed. I will continue to teach my Tuesday and Thursday mornings Vinyassa Flow classs from 9:30 – 10:45, but my evening Vinyassa Flow class has been moved from Tuesdays & Thursdays to Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30 – 7:00.
So, that is all for scheduling. I hope you have all had a wonderful summer, filled with many moments of fun, play, and relaxation. Perhaps even some travel, and time for family.
While I maintained a full teaching schedule, I was blessed with some great travel adventures. I also got some well-deserved hammock time. Lazing in a hammock is pretty close to a zen experience. I mean once I get in, I find myself letting go completely. I watch the clouds, feel the sun on my skin, and listen to the birds in the sky. And I don’t do much more than that. I think I may have to figure out a way to hang a hammock in my house. It seems that I drop more quickly into meditation mode in the hammock then I do when sitting in my studio. I do hope that many of you were also able to find time to let go and be present – with or without the hammock.
Speaking of hammock time, here is a great video. This was a talk on TED which is one of my favorite web sites. The guy’s name is Eoin Finn and he is a Yogi and Blissologist, and the founder of Hammock Enlightenment. I think guy is on to something. Enjoy!
See you all soon.
Shalom & Namaste,