After a tumultuous last 6 months, which included among other things; 3 weddings, 1 funeral, and many trips to take care of my father, I find myself once again needing to take a block of time off. So, in an effort to make everything smoother for Village Green Yoga and all of my wonderful and dedicated students there, I have decided to take the entire month December off. Making this decision has enabled me to select a single sub sub for each my classes, and thereby allow them to plan accordingly. I will however be back to teach at River Tree Yoga in December , so do check the website Rivertreeyoga.com to see when I am there.
I hope December brings you great joy and an abundance of light. It is a month of celebrations and parties, so go out and play, make some music and kick up your heels. Be it trees, bonfires or candles, let the light fill your heart and remind you of all the good that exists in the world.
I know it has been a difficult couple months for many of you. Personal challenges and tests of faith and perseverance surround us. And all I can say is, “keep on keeping on.”
Now I know that sounds trite, but it has actually been a great source of support to me of late.
I wake up to a world that keeps doing really weird and uncomfortable things to me, and all I can do is keep up my yoga & meditation practice. I try to remember the importance of all eight of the limbs of yoga, and try to take care of my body, my mind, my breath, my relationships, and my community.
So, as I sit here on a plane that is 3 hours late and filled with a couple hundred frustrated people who have been shuffled through 3 gates and missed innumerable connecting flights, I remember to breathe, do few shoulder rolls and hip stretches and try to stay calm and present. Because in fact, there is really nothing that I can do to change this situation. And this, is not that bad in the big scheme of things. I remind myself that the only thing I have control of, is my own response to the situation. So…headphones and a smile. That’s it, hopefully it will help others to stay calm.
Oh, and sorry for the radio silence of the last few months. As I said earlier, its been kinda crazy around here of late. I find myself a poster child for the sandwich generation, and I am not sure I like it. I am learning about community resources I didn’t know existed and struggling to develop skills I’m not sure I really wanted to master. Oh well, it makes for good stories.
Have a happy Holiday Season. Share it with folks you love. See you in January.
Shalom & Namaste