No Yoga in March

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A student (and friend) told me last night to: “Take heart, you have taught your students so much. We have the tools to remain calm and weather these days of uncertainty.” 

I was determined to keep classes going for as long as possible as a place of comfort and calm in the midst of the chaos, but after the announcements last night for Massachusetts, I realized that it would not be possible.  

There will be NO Community Yoga classes for the rest of March. Both Royalston and North Orange are cancelled for the time being. 

The Yoga Tea on April 3rd is also cancelled. We are not currently planning to cancel YTT weekend, but if we must, we are already looking at other options. 

Now, it’s time to practice the Practice. Remain calm and balanced in a time when fear and anxiety is running rampant. That is your practice. It’s not going to be easy, it’s never easy. It’s much easier to spread the doom and gloom, but is that true to who you want to be (see today’s Monday Mantra)? 

If you need me for anything, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here, even if I’m not “there”. 

Suggestions for Social Distancing:
–Explore the Trillium Blog, it’s full of posts and information, including Tips for Spring with 2020 specific suggestions.
Look for yoga practices and suggestions to post. This week’s yoga theme is “Surrender” (the last of the Niyamas) and since that seems very timely, I will be sure to post a practice this week for you.
 –GO OUT SIDE!!!!! Get moving. Get some fresh air. It’s the best place to find calm, health, and happiness! 
GET OFF FACEBOOK (unless you’re looking for that local hiking group) and don’t be part of the spreading of panic or things you aren’t sure are true. Check your facts or don’t share it. Spread the positive (yes, there are always things to be grateful for). 
Call a neighbor and see if you can drop anything off for them (food, toilet paper, an uplifting book or movie suggestion…the possibilities are endless).
 –Write a letter. From what I understand, you can still address an envelope, put a stamp on it, and it gets delivered to that address. Amazing. Send a letter to lift someone’s spirits. 
–Use this forced break (for some of you) to reassess your priorities, so that when you return to “real life” you know what is important to you: what to keep and what to let go of. 
–Support those who are having to work harder during this time. 

Take care of yourself. Take care of others. 

Love & BeeWell,
Charlotte
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