I friend sent me a message the other day that said she was ready to “Switch from her everyday anxiety to her fancy Christmas anxiety!"
Yep, I hear you. This time of year can be a challenge for me. Soon as December hits, I tend to abandon self care in favour of sparkly wine and parties full of prickly folk (who have spent an unnatural amount of time looking for carparks at shopping centres). To be fair, nothing makes a person prickly like driving around a Westfield parking station with a deadline and a declining mental capacity to remember what the hell you were there for.
(Mental note….write a list Michelle.) No amount of downward dog or deep breathing is going to save you from the maddening reality that some people just like to calmly put their purchases in their car whilst expertly ignoring YOUR BLINKER!!!!!
Not this year my friends. This festive season I’m going to celebrate like a small black dog with a give a shit attitude to all things Christmas Crazy.
Rule #1 for surviving Christmas
Bea (bee) present. Enjoy it. Eat well, drink sensibly and have a laugh. When you take time to relax over a good meal with friends your body digests it better. Put on your party clothes, undo your top button so that food can move freely and later throw your legs up the wall whilst everyone else is napping. Above all remember, Christmas calories don’t count.
Rule #2 for surviving Christmas
A good face lick is all that is required to demonstrate one’s endless devotion. Ok, I guess this depends on your relationship to the person in question but you get the idea. Spend time not loads of money.
Rule #3 for surviving Christmas
Doga or Yoga (or just chill the hell out). Some days call for savasana and other days a little downface dog is exactly what Santa ordered. Make time for meditation, sunshine and Love Actually. Bow to your spirit with whatever makes you shiny.
My gift to you…
So, following Bea’s advice, I have decided to offer you all time instead of expensive shiny baubles. This year I am offering all of my students a special aromatherapy restorative class to help you all relax into the festive season. This offer is open to all of my beloved students with a current Whole Soul Yoga pass. Please book in promptly as I’m sure these spots won’t last. There are two dates…
Friday December 14th 9:30am-11:00am
Saturday December 15th 8am-9:30am
Book via text- 0430 222 274 (don’t forget to tell me what day)
I understand that people’s plans change but please be considerate if you need to cancel. Send a cancellation text asap so that someone else can enjoy your spot.
I will be begin a pared back timetable as of the 15th. If people wish to book in, I’m happy to teach but only if I have a minimum of four students.
I have some gift vouchers available or you could sign someone up for my first beginner’s class of 2019 beginning in February.
I’m happy to offer private sessions over the holidays at any time that suits. Private sessions are a great way to deepen your practice or perhaps set intentions for 2019. We can explore the practice of Sankalpa in a guided meditation and rebalance the chakras. Private sessions are $65 and can be shared by up to 3 people.
New year, new energy
I’m already looking forward to returning in 2019! Yoga classes will resume on Tuesday 29th January.