Happy new year, yoga community! What a year 2017 has been!
A quick note to all my students that I am now on maternity leave and classes will resume when the time feels right. No set class dates yet, but I will keep you posted.
It's been a FULL year. Full of personal firsts: my first pregnancy, first time practising yoga with a little human growing inside my belly, the first time being interviewed for CBC Radio about yoga, first time teaching meditation classes at MuseMovement, first time teaching prenatal yoga classes at YogaSpace and first time meeting many many new students.
It's also been a year full of growth: some missteps, some tears, newfound strength and great leaps, too.
When I reflect back on the 12 months that preceded this moment, I am acutely aware of the massive changes and shifts that have occurred. In my own life, yes, but also in our world at large.
I've watched many of you shift and grow through this year, too. Together, we worked to shed that which didn't serve us and planted the seeds of change cultivating something powerful that would serve us in the future. That is the kind of work I hope we will all continue to do in 2018.
As always, the naturally occurring cycle of regeneration continues, whether we are aware of it or not. Becoming quiet and more in-tune with this quality is the simplest way to honour these cycles and to harness their power.
That is my plan. A period of quiet reflection now, as I await baby's imminent arrival.
For the mystically inclined, it might interest you to know that we begin this new year with a full moon in cancer and enter into a numerologically strong year. The numbers 2,0,1 & 8 add up to 11, which is significant to some. Whether you believe in auspicious symbols like this or not, it's undeniable that even the simple idea of a "new year" brings with it sentiments of great new possibility. If you're anything like me, you feel drawn to take that feeling and run with it.
Wishing you all the best, until our next class together.