I sent out a newsletter today and I wanted to share it here as well.
These are trying and interesting times. We have been out of school for almost a month now, (and as I write this, I am listening to the governor, telling us we will not be going back to school at all this year). We are starting our 3rd week of sheltering in place and so far I have taught five yoga classes on the internet and offered one home practice via Instagram. Yes, we should be grateful for all the things we do have, shelter, food, extended family time, the opportunity to move our bodies and this beautiful spring weather. But even with a heart full of gratitude, it is still natural and human to also have feelings of loss. Loss of our normal routines, loss of the simplicity of popping into the grocery store to pick up a few things, missing our friends, family and community. Loss of security, stability and safety, with new information and anxieties appearing everyday. Both feelings, loss and gratitude, are valid and can show up at the same time. When we slow down, we are able to notice and feel them. Yoga can help with that.
One thing that I shared in my class on Saturday morning, is my gratitude that I am still able to teach yoga. Even though the online platform is new and a little awkward for me, I am so happy to have this small sense of normalcy in my life right now.
Below is my new online schedule. I invite you to find some time for yourself and join me. Before quarantine our schedules were often too busy to get to a studio, but now we have a little extra time. Invite your partner, your kids or find the class after the Live stream and practice when it is convenient for you.
These are tough times, I wanted to reach out and take a moment to let you all know that I am thinking of you and your families. I miss my community and look forward to the day that we can all practice together.
Be safe, stay healthy and spread love!