Happy New Year.
I sat down several times in the last few weeks to write you all a letter of Holiday Cheer and New Year Wisdom. Alas alack, after several attempts, I found that really most of what I had wanted to share with you, had already been said by someone else, and usually way more eloquently than I could ever articulate. I gave it up for a bit, but today I realized, I did want to send you all a note.
So, I will keep it simple.
I am grateful to all of you: my students; teachers; friends and fellow yogis for all the support you have given me this past year. and I want to let you know that I am here for you. If ever I can be of service to you in any way, please let me know.
You may have noticed, that my teaching schedule has been reduced. I am only teaching a couple of public classes a week (Mid-Day Bliss at Village Green Yoga). Instead, I am teaching more classes at senior living communities and volunteering with a few local service organizations. If you are interested in scheduling private or small group classes or workshops, I do still have room in my schedule for that. Give me a call or drop me an email to set something up.
2017 was a tough year. I think we can all agree on that. But I also believe it was the catalyst many of us needed to step up and commit to doing the work we were each meant to do. For me, this has led to enrolling in classes in physiology, kinesthesiology, meditation and philosophy. And, while I miss time on the mat with my students, I know that now is the time to return to my studies, delving deeper into my meditation practice and giving back to my community.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, which was this week, I wish you the very best for 2018. May this be the year, you truly step into your dreams, following your heart, listening to the voice of wisdom and compassion that lives within you, and may you find the work that inspires and nourishes you and all those around you. In the yogic sense, this is following your Dharma.
Eat well, move safely, sleep soundly and breathe with awareness.
May this be a year of blessing and joy.
Shalom & Namaste