another door (or two) opens! ***ANNOUNCING A LOCATION CHANGE***
For all of us, when the door closes we experience sadness, hurt, and frustration. And when you are wallowing in those emotions, it is hard to see the opportunities behind the other doors. I have been through these types of transitions before and spent much more time sitting in the hurt of past events and worrying about the future. The result would be layering on of neck pain and back pain and probably a few headaches. But the Meditation and Mindful practice that I have developed, helped me to feel those emotions but also move through them. Moving past those emotions with Mindfulness gives clarity to choose the right opportunity.
When you really get to the deeper emotion under the sadness, hurt and frustration you find FEAR. I have had a book beside my bed for a while by Pema Chodren: When Things Fall Apart. It obviously caught my eye a couple of days ago and so I picked it up. Just the first two chapters spoke volumes about how to move through fear and realize its value. Yes, Value! If fear really is that deepest emotion, then it provides a window into our spirit. We all have the experience of fear in common. We all feel it, but how we react to and use that experience is what defines who we are. Here's a quote from her book that I love:
"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."
So while I am sad to say that I will no longer be teaching at beYoga and Wellness, I am also so grateful for my time there in developing and building my gifts as a Physical Therapist using Yoga. I have watched clients also develop and progress and it has become clear to me that I'm not just a yoga teacher. Many of my clients tell me this too. My years of experience as a Physical Therapist and all the research I have and continue to read and are intertwined into what I do. This move will give me more freedom to continue on that path. I have changed the name of my classes to just say what I do. The content will be the same but it also invites anyone with pain or mobility limitations to join.
Starting Tuesday June 6, I will begin teaching 2 classes at the Center for Wholeness in Clintonville Located at:
4041 North High Street | Suite 100 | Columbus, OH 43214
It is a beautiful space in a room with only 4 corners! It also has a Yoga Wall in the main classroom, so we will be able to utilize it during all classes and private sessions for modifications.
Tuesday 1-2:15 Gentle Yoga Physical Therapy (June 6, 13, 20; July 11, 18; and August 8, 15, 22, 29)
Tuesday 5:45-7 Yoga Physical Therapy(June 6, 13, 20; July 11, 18; and August 8, 15, 22, 29)
Private session availability: Noon and 2:30-5:30.
Given it is summer and activities were already scheduled in this space, the dates are a little intermittent. But I hope to see you soon. In some ways I feel like I am going home. My first house in Columbus is just up the street. My favorite spot in all of Columbus is the Park of Roses which is just over the trees of the parking lot. This area of Clintonville has developed with new shops and restaurants. So come for yoga and stay for a walk or for dinner.
P.S. I'm still at Balancing Owl Yoga in Dublin. Join me for 2 Free classes June 23!