To say my life has changed drastically since the arrival of our son Bodhi, would be an understatement. It's been tiring, it's been beautiful, it's been a total upheaval of everything I assumed, everything I thought I knew about myself. In short, it's been a crash course in surrender.
As I said to a friend of mine, since becoming a mom, I am both MORE and LESS myself. This sounds contradictory, but i think it's the easiest way to sum it up. Any kind of challenge or adversity really shows us who we are...but usually through circumstances and experiences that we have little to no experience with. I have struggled with post partum depression (happy, cheerful me! I never would have imagined it!!!), sleep deprivation, feelings of isolation, stinging nostalgia for my hometown and family, and uncertainty about what lies ahead on my path.
But here I am, almost 14 months on from Bodhi's birth, and some light, some balance, some rhythm are beginning to find their way back into my life. I have had to make some changes. I will no longer be teaching my 6:30am class. That was a hard one...letting go of something that I've done for years. I have met SO MANY amazing people through teaching that class. It was a haven of sorts for me, and for many of the people who regularly attended. But it is no longer feasible or sustainable in my life.
I will still be teaching one group class a week, my Gentle class at Yoga Blend on Wednesdays at 11:30am. I am grateful that I will still have a weekly opportunity to check in with the studio and community I love so much. Moving forward, I would love to see more people on a one to one basis or through workplace/corporate classes. Please contact me at any time if you wish to discuss your goals and what the possibilities are.
Even though we're still a long ways off from New Years Resolutions, I've made an early one, and that is to be more consistent with this blog. So, do check in from time to time as I'm hoping to post at least twice a month. Asana, Yoga philosophy, delicious food, or who knows?!
Love and Namaste,