But we still need to get a little physical activity into our days 🙂
When June arrives we’ll shift to our summer schedule. Virtual classes continue. Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday you can join us live over on Facebook at 6am (Saskatchewan time) for a Yoga Flow class (approximately 25-30 minutes long) or you can watch the recording later on the website.
A week ago I saw tweet from a woman in her 30s who despite having a good education had found herself back in her hometown living with her parents and working a job that barely paid for life’s necessities. She expressed concern that she was not meeting the milestones in life like she had thought she would. She said she felt like a failure as an adult.
Like many others who saw her tweet I assured that she was not a failure and that there are no ‘right’ timeline for people. We all have our own journey and that may not look like the journey of our friends, family members and neighbours.
I shared with her how when I was in my 30s I was insecure about my lack of education and that I was fortunate to be able to finally pursue one. I shared how it wasn’t until my 40s that I started my own small business.
It could be so easy to get locked into inner dialogues about the what-ifs of doing things differently. However, that would serve no purpose.
Last weekend a memory came up on my Instagram (photo above). It was when I graduated from my yoga teacher training three years ago. I have been practicing yoga for decades and had often thought about, and even looked into becoming a yoga teacher. Yet, I didn’t.
This is another thing where I could chastise myself about for not doing it sooner. However, when I look at the photo I am reminded of the wonderful, kind instructors I had, the other inspiring students I met, and my frame of mind at the time of that training.
If I had done it years ago I wouldn’t have had the experience I did. Connections I made in that training have led me to other things that I may never have heard. I was meant to connect with the people I did. It was the right time for me.
If you have come across this and have sometimes felt like the woman who wrote the tweet, may I also assure you. There is no perfect timeline for a life. You are not a failure. You are good enough – just the way you are.
In the March newsletter I said I was going to launch some yoga courses the first day of spring.
I didn’t forget. As the first day of spring was approaching I knew I wasn’t going to do it yet. The yoga part of these courses is so much fun for me. However, the technology part of setting everything up stresses me out.
I imagine most of us have things that cause a bit of anxiety. Playing with new technology is one of my things. However, when I take a deep breath, sit down and just do it, I often find it’s not half as bad as what I envisioned. Once I get to it, I even find myself having fun. I love learning new things.
Maybe yoga is something you would like to learn more about. Perhaps, the idea of learning yoga even stresses you out a bit. That is actually part of my inspiration for these courses. I believe everyone deserves to have their own personal yoga journey. I want to share some tools to empower you for that journey.
Whether you are brand new to yoga, or want to deepen your knowledge in the practice, I invite you to check out the three courses I am currently offering, Foundations in Yoga Level 1, Foundations in Yoga Level 2, and Yoga with the Chair. https://livingskyyogafitness.ca/online-courses/
Registration is now open until April 4. Courses begin April 7. In these courses you work through them at your own pace. They are yours to use again and again.
This morning a picture came up in my Facebook memories and I remembered how 1 year ago today I was driving across the country on my way home from the woods of Quebec. The picture was taken in the middle of northern Ontario. Though I have done cross country trips several times now, I always marvel at the natural beauty Canada has to offer.
Little did I know at that time that for most of 2020 I would be staying at home or close to home. I went into 2020 full of optimism after a 2019 that for me was marked with illness and surgery. I went into 2020 full of goals, dreams and plans.
As with everyone else, 2020 was not what I had envisioned.
Yet, the eternal optimist in me enters 2021 full of hope and a quiet contentment. With my business I still face months of uncertainty as I know that government guidelines will dictate what operations look like. However, this year my goals and dreams are softer. I just want to do work I love, contribute to kindness in the world, and find beauty in the simple things.
Though I know that I can only imagine what this new year might bring, I trust that no matter what there will be days that I smile, moments of joy and times nurturing connections with others.
Wishing you a peaceful 2021 with moments of beauty, fun and a little adventure
Some extra virtual classes to nurture ourselves through the holidays.
December 20- Winter Solstice Sun Salutation Class 4pm December 21- Winter Solstice Yin Class 7pm December 22- Nurturing Foot Massage 7:30pm on Zoom December 23- Yoga Joy (a class of some of people’s favourite poses) 5pm December 24- Christmas Eve Yin 7pm December 25- Christmas Morning Meditation 9:30am December 26- Saturday Morning Flow 10am December 27- Playing with the Breath 4pm on Zoom December 28- Focus on the Foot 5pm on Zoom (we’ll be using a tennis ball in some options) December 29- Moon Salutation Class 7:30pm December 30- Cleansing Power Yoga Class (let’s burn off anything we don’t want to bring into 2021) 4pm December 31- New Year’s Eve Yin 4pm
Message to join the virtual Facebook group or to get the Zoom links If you can’t make the class recordings will be available till early January. Message for more info.
Wishing you a beautiful holiday season Warm Wishes Denise