They say, the only thing that is constant in life is change. Life is constantly moving, shifting, and changing. This keeps us engaged, active, and interested. Without change, life becomes static and boring. Though change can be scary, that comes more from the uncertainty of things than the actual change itself.
I'm facing big change right now. The Sara you know of Heartbeat Yoga is a yoga teacher/yoga enthusiast/business owner. Did you also know I'm a full-time practicing lawyer? In fact, it was in large part due to the stress of law school and the bar exam that led me to find yoga and it's calming benefits. Without becoming a lawyer, I may have never become a yoga teacher.
When people who know me as a yoga teacher learn that I'm also a lawyer, they're often surprised. They say I don't strike them as a lawyer and I take that as a compliment. What I think they're trying to say is that I'm not aggressive, cutthroat, manipulative: traits that people often associate with lawyers. People are also surprised that a lawyer can also be a yogi. Actually, I find a lot of overlap between the two. Primarily in that both disciplines are ultimately about seeking the truth, and I am nothing if not a seeker of the truth: both in finding legal justice and finding my own inner truth, my true identity.
In the last year, I had the opportunity to develop Heartbeat Yoga and the classes that I've been teaching. That journey has been one of tremendous abundance and it is a journey that I will continue to be on for this lifetime. But at the same time, I have continued to develop my legal career and I have an opportunity to step into a new position that will take my career to the next level. This means that I will have to scale back my yoga teaching so that I can focus on my new job. While this makes my heart ache, I remain aware that life is a constant shifting to maintain balance. Which means this is in no way an end to my time as a yoga teacher. Rather, a temporary shift in focus toward my path as a lawyer and I will resume teaching just as soon as I can. I'll be sure to keep you in the know about The Bridge Yoga Class and my other yoga offerings.
My life has truly been enriched by each and every one of you. Your support, your efforts in class, your beautiful personalities. I can't wait to see you all very soon. In the meantime, enjoy your summers and stay in touch!
Much love always,