“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. What matters is that we embark.”
I hope your goals and intentions for this new year are remaining fresh and alive for you.
Watching my daughter take her first steps on Christmas Day reminded me that commitment to one’s path often involves falling off that path at points along the way. With her dogged determination (and willingness to take quite a few tumbles) Lucia continuously inspires me to move towards my goals with courage and contentment.
She never complicates her process with judgement, guilt or involved analysis about what went wrong.
She starts. She falls. She begins again.
For me, the yoga is a practice of beginning… over and over and again. No matter how hard I fall or fail, the yoga invites me to pick myself up and try again, to meet the moment with fresh eyes and an open heart. So, if your new year’s intentions have already been subsumed by the chaos of daily living, don’t fret. Take a deep breath and come back to your journey. Come back to your Self. NOW is always good time to begin.
For me this year marks a wonderful new beginning with the Danyasa School of Yoga and Expressive Healing Arts and it’s 300-HR Advanced Teacher Training program. Through Danyasa I’m embarking on my long term goal ofcombining dance and yoga in powerful new ways.
I’m also thrilled to be on the faculty of two wonderful Immersions and Teacher Trainings at Shakti Yoga Shala in the Santa Cruz mountains and YogaKula in Berkeley, CA. Whether you’re a student looking to deepen your yoga practice or a teacher moving towards 500-HR certification, my collaborators and I are here to support you as you begin your journey….