Welcome Home, and Thanks for Reading

Hey friends! I'm making some changes - nothing radical, but significant. Since leaving a career in public school education I've said "yes" to a lot of things. I've worked odd hours, sometimes going weeks without a full day off. I've given up evenings and weekends, holidays and trips home to see my family. This is not to say that I haven't enjoyed it, because I have. I can honestly say that I am in love with my work. For the better part of a year now there has been this voice at the back of my head, urging me to slow down and make space. It's only on the rare occasion when I do get a chance to truly break away that I realize just how much I've missed. Last month Josh and I took a road trip to celebrate our anniversary and to see family. The experience was like taking a road trip back to a time that was more spacious. Of course, the passage of time hasn't changed, but my perspective of time has. Being busy is like putting blinders on to the world around you. You miss the details, and the details are so often where the sweetness lies. Apparently, sitting in the small cab of a car, watching the world through a window was exactly what I needed to gain perspective. Somewhere between Oklahoma and New Mexico I made the decision to make more time to be home. 

I've realized that teaching yoga on a mat in a studio is just a small part of what I'm able to give. If you're reading this blog entry, thank you. I've always loved to write but until recently I hadn't considered sharing in this way. After some heavy-duty option weighing, I've decided to let go of a couple of evening classes in order to dedicate more time at home. With that, I intend to develop my writing here and wherever else it may lead. My home practice is a huge piece of my personal life - it's a chance to look inward, self-study, and develop as a teacher and a human. Most of what I've written here has evolved after practicing in my little at-home yoga space. This blog is an invitation into that space, and I hope that by reading on you find some of the content relevant and helpful. With more time at home, expect less time between entries. Last week I posted my first audio class. This is new territory for me and I'm curious to see how it evolves. If you haven't already subscribed to my blog, please do. It's free and you'll receive notification when new entries are published. Also, I'd love to hear from you. Let me know if you have questions, suggestions, feedback, or comments. Until next time, Yogis, Namaste.

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