It is spring, so it feels comforting to be writing my first blog post in the season of new beginnings and fresh starts. As I shed the weight of my winter coat, I find my energy increasing and my outlook brightening. Not to say the dark hibernation of winter isn’t nourishing, but spring really puts a Tigger into my step!
I had an eventful winter. In December, I became legally married for the first time in my 48 years of life. In February, we had a marriage ceremony to celebrate with our friends and family. In March, we took a 10-day honeymoon. In the midst of all that, I taught two, 7-day yoga retreats in Hawaii. To say that I am blessed is an understatement. It was a nourishing and crazy time but in all of it my heart bloomed with so much love for this life.
Over the 29 years that I have been practicing yoga so many seasons have come and gone. That is the nature of life. I understand more now than I did in my 20s or 30s. I embrace the highs and lows more elegantly. I have earned my merit badges and my scars. During every phase, every emotional turmoil, every joy and failure, Yoga has sustained me. I cannot frame the words or overstate the degree of gratitude I have for this practice.
As I enter into this new season of marriage, of movement, career, and life, I am motivated and hopeful. We are humans, we are designed to part of community. As humans, we are blessed with the ability to Love exponentially, and we strive to be significant. Yoga is my playground, my venue where I can dance and embrace the joys and sorrows of life, the connections and relationships that come and grow and the ability to blossom and evolve. I am a teacher of this practice because I believe in it full heartedly. It is my Dharma to teach. I invite you to come and join me on one of my many Yoga excursions — Teacher Trainings, Retreats, and Fundamentals of Movement Trainings. May this practice of Yoga bring a warm breeze into your heart. I look forward to meeting you.