Spring has been slow to come in the Pacific Northwest this year. As the rain continues to fall and the temperatures stubbornly refuse to climb out of the 50s most days, I'm reminding myself often to take deep breaths and be mindful of cultivating patience, with the realization that all good things come in time. Paralleling that, the progress on our yoga/art studio (and even the finishing details on our house) are taking much longer than we had anticipated. The seasons transition at their own pace, and for just about anything of quality to come to fruition, surrendering control plays a large part.
I'm still hopeful that the studio will be complete and ready for small group, private and wedding party yoga sessions by the end of May - stay tuned!
Gratitude plays a major role in this process, too. Knowing that what we focus on grows, I have been listening to a wonderful meditation each morning to set a tone of positivity and appreciation for what I have: Morning Ritual. I've mentioned the Insight Timer app before but it's worth mentioning again, as it has so much great content for a free app. In 10 minutes, my day feels on course to be calm, grounded and positive.
I'm also grateful to be continuing my Thursday evening classes at Vashon Bodywork. This beautiful, small studio is a wonderful venue for students to explore the benefits of yoga. If you live on Vashon, I encourage you to consider practicing in this serene space. After one 4-week series, you are eligible to drop in to future classes.
I recently discovered a great yoga backpack at a very reasonable price. You can carry your yoga mat (or not), even strap it in place within the bag, and there's lots of room for your other stuff, too. If you're interested, go here to get 10% off with code STbY3EX.
Looking ahead, I'm excited for the trip to Kauai in a month with my two sisters and their husbands. Since our parents died in 2011 we've been dreaming of taking a trip together and we're finally doing it! So excited to get back to my favorite yoga studio there.
Welcoming spring and all the growth that it brings...