Yoga practice has seen a big change. Life has seen a big change. There are yoga classes happening. Zoom on Monday (the recording stays available for the week if Monday morning doesn’t work for your schedule). Tuesday class in Royalston in a big room with very limited numbers. All other in person classes are on hold.
I am considering a second Zoom class for the winter months; please let me know if that’s something you would be interested in. Zoom classes may offer a little more dynamic practices and breath-work, since you are in the privacy of your own home. In person classes are more inward focused with less dynamic movement and less intense breathing practices. You might be seeing a little more yin-type building qualities.
We have been focusing a lot on creating trainings for all levels. We (myself and Janet of Bit of Bliss Cape Cod) are now a registered 200 and 300 hour Yoga School (for cumulative training of 500 hours) and both these trainings begin in January. New is and on line is Ayurveda 101 and Yoga. It’s a ten week program open to everyone with and interest in yoga and Ayurveda; this is a great way to really up level your Self Care (self and family). The next live Q and A calls that goes with the training is on March 29th and May 3 at 7pm.
I, too, am always learning. An interesting quote from one of my teachers (Thank you, Anusha) was that we are experiencing two pandemics. One is the viral pandemic. The second is the mental repercussions of the viral pandemic. There is and will be a mental health pandemic.
I’m gonna give you a moment to let that settle. A moment of contemplation. I’ll put up a pretty picture before we move on:
I’m taking two trainings currently to support yoga and life. The first is Yin Yoga and Meditation with Yoga Medicine. Yin is a deeply nourishing practice that supports the deep needs of the body, mind, and spirit on a very different level than the active Vinyasa type upward and outward practices. Meditation may be one of the key factors for mental health in the new phase of life. After all, “yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind” (Patanjali Yoga Sutras). I think this training is going to be very supportive to myself and my students moving forward.
The second training I am taking is Manasika Rogas with Boston Ayurveda Inc. This is the Ayurvedic perspective on Psychological disorders. As always, these trainings are supported by the classical texts of Ayurveda and bridged to meet the demands of the current age. This training will include working with anxiety and depression. Moreso than ever, I am seeing deeply unsettled mental Doshas and am seeking even deeper learning and tools to support those imbalances moving forward.
That’s what’s been happening. That’s what I’ve been learning. In the meantime, keep breathing. Keep moving. Keep making wise choices.