thoughts, feelings, ideas
Approaching the end of January has me thinking. Have I met my goals? Have I helped others achieve theirs? As a teacher, I am usually concerned and driven by what I can bring to my students and to the community. Often, this comes before my own desires. As a business owner, I have spent the past year thinking, discovering, crying, laughing and accepting the times that we live in. It is now that I can finally apply my education, knowledge and experience to give to myself. I generally write the innerglow yoga newsletter about what is going on with the studios and the school but this post is simply about me and an update of what is going on with me. There is a lot!
Last March brought much emotion that has caused my deeply rooted anxiety to rise up in a way that I feel that I can't breathe. Yes, I do daily breathing and meditation, but sometimes I need more. Daily walks, sometimes a run, having a very long to do list and daily yoga are the answers for me. Oh, and cooking. Lots of cooking. For those who don't know, I am a professionally trained chef and have worked in various restaurants from the now defunct Mercury Bar as a Garde Manger chef to running my own kitchen at a healthy food store, before healthy food stores were cool. It is here where I have found a compliment to my yoga and meditation practice and truly feel that I am on a clearer path for my life.
One of my goals is to continue to teach plant based cooking classes to the community. The pandemic brought an end to the 5 years that I taught at Falmouth Community School but I am beyond excited to announce that I am now on staff at Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth as a Culinary Instructor. I have been literally dreaming of having my own professional kitchen to teach from and here it is. Nourish Your Innerglow, plant based basics and more are coming your way, so be on the lookout for the new schedule coming out in a few weeks.
When I first heard the word dharma, I thought that was for sages and gurus. They earned the quiet path that they walked as I simply accepted my hectic one. As I studied and learned what dharma actually meant, I realized that the experiences, those victorious or ones that created opportunities, were part of my path. I wasn't sure how everything fit together for me until I started my studies in ayurveda. This was the "AH HA!" moment that I had been waiting for. I felt an incredible sense of relief, calm and a weight that lifted. As I keep on my path, I am excited to see what is next!
Through all of the education, work experiences, and self discovery, there was much, much more going on behind the scenes. In future posts, I will focus on experiences in my personal life that really tested my sanity and health and it is with this intention that I will truly live my dharma as a teacher for you to heal.
Thanks for reading. I hope you learned a bit more about me and that I am more than the owner of innerglow yoga. and cape cod yoga school :)
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