A Community for All of Us.
A week ago I took my third and final jump across country from one coast to the other.
I wrote my last blog two weeks ago in some pretty darned chilly temperatures in New York, surrounded by boxes and packing tape. Today’s blog comes to you from our new digs in sunny Southern California. My boys and I leave behind four years in New York to reunite with family, old friends, and to lasso some west coast health and sunshine.
Many east coast clients and friends that practiced yoga with me expressed worry about how they could continue our deep, beneficial practice with me on the other side of the country. I understood their concern, I know my yoga is good medicine.
I teach a distillation of poses that I have found over the years to be the most useful as I traveled through cancer, mastectomies, chemo, RA pain, divorce, single parenting, and generally being on inhabitant on this planet. Hip openers, poses that drain cortisol, breathing, strength work to burn excess anxiety and sugar. Poses that stir up endorphins and hormones and use acupressure points and energy meridians. Most of all, this yoga allows us to love and accept ourselves, our bodies, our process. My favorite mantra that I share with my yogi’s is “I Am Enough”. Surely we all need to keep growing, stretching, and evolving, but there is enormous relief and self-forgiveness and acceptance in that phrase. I Am Enough. We are all enough, truth be told.
So here’s the pitch, once I get my knick knacks unpacked and my feet on the ground, I’ll video and stream a practice for you. I will plan on one new practice a week. I want to call it Community Yoga, just like classes you see in parks and on beaches, your yoga, in your community, on your time, for your body. Our Community. It’s a big one, really, this community. It includes the whole planet.
I am so lucky to be rich with friends across the country, sticky heartstrings galore. I’m excited to be able to share this work so all of us can feel taken care of and stay resilient, flexible and functional. We need to soothe our sore and tweaky backs, tight hips, and massage our achy hearts. That’s the mission!
Namaste, and Stay Tuned.