I have never been one for patience.
The creepy crossness of the lack of right now has often been a problem for me. Both in my life and my yoga practice. I was one of those students that wanted to be rocking the pretzel poses in my first class, I know the frustration of waiting, practicing, praying- I also know the thrill of YES when the heels touch the floor for the very first time or you upend your life in headstand.
It is the elation of practice that can only be attained with practice.
I’ve seen a bit of that this week and it’s truly been my joy of joys! The look on someones face when it all falls into place and our body surprises us! Strength that has bubbled up from somewhere and made a tidy home in our triceps or abdominals. Even just the simple pleasure of truly accepting the breath after a time spent wrestling with ragged respiration.
How can anyone not love yoga?
The same patience could be applied to finding our yoga tribe. The tentative wariness of working out different personalities and making new friends. Accepting, trusting and making a few leaps here and there. A diverse group with a common interest in warm tea, kind words and yoga. A few kilos lost, strength gained and friendship found.
It’s my last week of the beginners course and it’s wonderful to see those little moments of progress. Things that weren’t possible becoming so. It’s nice to see people getting to know each other and enjoying classes together.
A new beginners class starts soon. If anyone knows anyone who would like to give it a go, I’m going to run a six week course for $99, Wednesday nights 630-730pm. Register here.
If any students have some feedback for me, I’d love to hear your point of view. Restorative is proving to be popular- What’s not to like about the slow deliciousness of easing into body awareness, stretching out and tuning in? It’s my kind of class! If it continues to be popular I might add a daytime restorative to the timetable.
Please book in for classes either via text or via the website-register for classes here. I like to be organised and lay your props out before class and make sure there’s enough tea for everyone. I also like to know who’s coming so I can plan the class accordingly- I slowly get to recognise who needs hip openers or hamstring stretches.
Finally I would like to say thank you to all of my students. I am blessed to know every one of you and I genuinely look forward to celebrating all your yoga victories. My business has so little to do with money and so much to do with you! I love the opportunity to learn more about you, off the mat. You are all interesting, juicy creatures, that I look forward to seeing every week.