How Will You Hold Space in 2023?
It’s been a couple of months since I’ve written. You may recall that I had the grand plan of sending out these missives every couple of weeks (those of you sending out weekly emails: you are stronger than I). I’ve discovered that monthly is probably a more realistic goal for myself, even as a writer, and I’m okay with that.
The last month or so has brought some major shifts into my life. I left my day job of 20+ years. I started to expand my public yoga and meditation offerings. I have new technology that I’m in the process of setting up to better record on-camera auditions and voice over work from home. I’m trying to be more conscious of how I’m spending my time, how I’m grounding my personal energy, and how I’m holding space - for myself and for others. I only have two hands, after all. Unlike Durga, there’s only so much I can hold at once. So some things in my life are getting scaled back as others grow exponentially. I welcome these changes, even if there may be some personal discomfort on my end in the short term.
As we’re now well into the second week of the new year, I’d like to invite all of us to pause, take a deep, cleansing breath, and examine - without judgment - whatever resolutions we may have identified for ourselves in 2023. Let’s consider all that we are energetically holding around these intentions or goals that we’ve named or set, and ask ourselves: where can I find some space here? Where can I create more ease? What might I be willing to release in order to move even more gracefully in the direction of my desires and my values? Perhaps the answer is nothing. Or perhaps something shifts for you simply in your asking of the question. See what comes up for you, take another full breath, and try to stay as present as you can for the answers that arrive.
This month, I’m delighted to announce you can find me teaching at Heights Meditation and Yoga (in-person, with the zoom option). I’ll also be subbing this month (classes recorded and available for replay) with the virtual online yoga community Journey to the Peak, helmed by beloved uptown teachers Shawna Emerick and Patrick Heffernan. Patrick is in India this month and has very kindly asked me to take his Yin classes on Friday mornings in his absence. I’ll be offering some mindfulness practices within the JTTP community on Thursday evenings, as well. If you like practicing yoga from home, Journey to the Peak is currently offering a two-week free trial. Find out more about that here.
My January Schedule
Sun. 5:30-6:30pm ET | Yin & Restorative | Heights Meditation & Yoga
Sun. 7:00-7:45pm ET | Mindful Meditation | Heights Meditation & Yoga
Thurs. 7:00-7:45pm ET | Mindful Meditation | Journey to the Peak – online
Fri. 7:00-8:00am ET | Morning Yin | Journey to the Peak – online
Fri. 9:30-10:30am ET | Mindful Yoga & Meditation | Heights Meditation & Yoga
Fri. 12:00-1:00pm ET | Lively Lunchtime Yoga | Heights Meditation & Yoga
And this January – inspired by a friend who asked me to offer this deal, then took me up on it – I’m offering a special: a 10-pack of 60-minute, in-home private yoga classes for $500 ($750 value), expiring 12/31/2023. If you’re interested in such a thing, please reach out.
I hope this finds you all well, and I’ll write again soon. Happy New Year!!!