Valentine's Day is upon us and I find it the perfect opportunity to reconnect with you, with this blog, my website, and Heartbeat Yoga. First and foremost, to tell you how much I love you! I do! Really! My heart swells when I think about how many of you have taken part in Heartbeat Yoga, have come to my classes, have read my blog posts, etc.
These last 6 months have been a mix of hundreds of emotions: fear, excitement, nostalgia, satisfaction, happiness, fatigue, frustration, and to name a few. As you know, I started a new legal job this past July that has allowed me to step into a whole new level in my legal career. It has been exciting and challenging, hard, but rewarding.
With this new opportunity, though, I feel like I'm drawing myself further away from you and from Heartbeat Yoga. I have learned over time that I'm not very good at doing two things with equal amounts of energy and vigor at once. I am the kind of person who needs a lot of down time to restore and rejuvenate, to refill the energy coffers so to speak. I learned that lesson the hard way last year when Heartbeat Yoga was taking off and I was teaching in the mornings before work, in the evenings after work, and on the weekends. I love teaching so much that I took every opportunity that came to me, but quickly burnt out got fatigued. The fatigue actually led to me getting many injuries from my own yoga practice (more on that in another post).
I decided it would be best that in starting my new job, I should focus on that exclusively. Better to do one thing well than two things half-assed. This decision did not come lightly. In fact, I agonized over the fact that just as I had begun to build a yoga business and gain momentum, it came to a halt. I applied the ever wise principles of yoga philosophy to combat thoughts of defeat and disappointment in myself. Rather, I am thrilled that I had the chance to lay the foundation of a business that I can pick back up when the time is right.
For now, I am still teaching private lessons. Please consider taking a private lesson with me if you want to continue your yoga studies with me. It's a really special way to focus on your own practice, tailoring it to your schedule, your body, and your needs.
But this blog post isn't a veiled attempt at advertising for private lessons! It is truly my way of saying thank you and I love you. Thank you for being on this incredible journey with me. Thank you for your unique contribution to this world. I love you so much!
Stay tuned for subsequent blog posts that delve even further into what I've been up to lately, including this whole injury issue and also my latest adventures in yoga training!
Much love and be well. xo