I had my alarm set for 5am, but I was still up at 4. Oh, the anticipation. Would
anyone show up?
I got to the field at 7am. No one else was there yet. I spent time sitting in the sunshine, visualizing the class ahead of me. Months of planning, weeks of advertising and passing out flyers, countless deep breaths and it was finally here.
Would anyone show up?
I wanted this series of 30 classes to be successful. Having one person show up to do yoga with me, and feel better in their body and mind....that is success to me. Of course, I want more than one, .I want 100! That's why it's free!
Fourteen people showed up!! Eleven for mat yoga, three for chair yoga, and one who did both!** A wonderful mix of my regular students and newcomers, including two people who never did yoga before! Perfect!
Yoga has been a huge source of healing in my life, and I know that many people out there suffer everyday, either with physical or emotional pain. Yoga helps with both better than anything I have ever tried.
Things yoga has taught me:
To have patience with myself, which helps me have patience with others.
To love myself, which helps me love others
To give is to receive
Please join me one of these days!
Organization-West Allis Christmas Parade
Money Raised $38.50
**My student who did both mat and chair yoga today is one of my favorite regulars. She was coming to 3 mat classes and 1 chair class every week before she injured her arm and found out her cancer was back. She hugged me after class, told me she loved me and said "That felt like coming home".
This is why I view what I do as a calling, not a job. I am grateful for the healing powers of yoga. I am grateful for everyone who shows up to a class and leaves feeling better.
(pictures coming in the next few days!)