According to my newsletter history, you last heard from me in April 2020. I guess you could say I've been completely confused and utterly derailed by a worldwide pandemic AKA busy. This is what I used to look like, in case you've forgotten.
This is what I looked like from March of 2020 to October of 2021.
I had just gotten back to teaching in person at Riegel Ridge in October when my Mom passed away. Here's what we looked like.
Losing my Mom felt like being a balloon cut from its string. I spent the last year just kind of floating around without much direction. I continued teaching one day a week, but not feeling motivated to do more. Luckily I continued to be a yoga student and held strongly to my personal meditation practice, which supported me through that time.
I'm happy to say that my energy finally shifted, and I'm inspired to teach and write more again. To kick off 2023, I did my own version of a Facebook and Instagram New Year challenge called "I'm Doing Jack Shit in January." I posted daily with meditation, philosophy, and poses to encourage people to take 20 minutes to relax every day in mindful awareness doing restorative yoga (or "Jack Shit", as I termed it). If you didn't see it, it's worth checking out! It really got my writing juices flowing again and I once more feel purposeful in my practice and teaching.
So this year, I will get back to writing monthly newsletters and posting frequently on social media. I also intend to set up a YouTube channel with video classes and to compile my writing into an ebook. i hope you'll follow along with me, and I hope to see you soon in person!
I want to share with you the yoga I practice, teach, and live.