Greetings dear friends!
I am not renewing our lease at
202 East McLoughlin Blvd, but rather, keeping my classes online (and socially distanced in person as weather allows!) for the foreseeable future. Please join us for virtual class! It's not perfect, but it's really good + it's so, so helpful.
Who knows what the future holds for this beautiful, special studio...
As I remove each sweet thing from the studio space, my wish is that the years of our physically shared practices will become tender memories of how we got to where we are now, and be medicine as we grow into these uncharted paths of our collective + personal futures.
My intention is to continue offering a small handful of virtual classes through Spring of 2021. When it's safe for us to be together again, unmasked, I see myself teaching this sweet few classes outdoors, and/ or perhaps renting a little space in town where we can be nimble + together...
The links to those classes, which have previously been on this website, are now on my new personal page:
Check it out and come to class!
This Breathing Room website will remain active for another year or so, so you can continue to come here for links to Deb, Julie or myself (until you memorize each of our own individual websites!)
Operating The Breathing Room has been an incredible gift that has shaped me into the woman I am today.
Not being at the studio has allowed me to get back into school: I am working towards a degree in Nursing! I am loving school, and am so grateful for the opportunity to get to both teach + lean into this new path. Covid has been many things. For me, it has been a time to reassess, reorganize,
re-prioritize and grow...
I am so grateful for your trust, care, loyalty + love over these last handful of years. I think of you + our kula everyday and the friendships + history of our shared practice give me the strength + courage to move into this next phase of my life.
I thank you so much, and I hope that our shared time spent at TBR nourishes your heart forever.
Hello Yoga Family,
These last few months have been a time of great change.
As I reflect over these last few months, I personally have seen changes that I have been hoping for, asking for, and other changes that were not on my radar or wish list.
However it is both the wanted and the unwanted changes that make up my life.
My great freedom lies in how I respond to these changes, how I welcome them or simply work with them without all the resistance and fuss.
In these last few months, I have turned 50, which seems like a lovely thing. I have had time to take 2 walks a day, play in my yard, slow down to listen to the birds, see the beautiful green of spring and spend easy sweet time with my family.
Also, in these last few months, I have been diagnosed with Addison’s Disease.
This is a rare disease, in my case an autoimmune disease, where my body decided to destroy my Adrenal glands.
I no longer produce some powerful hormones that help my body regulate things like stress, blood pressure, and energy.
I will take medication for the rest of my life that will help to mimic these hormones that my body no longer produces. My body is asking me to listen even closer, to pay even more attention, to moderate my energy, to act thoughtfully and compassionately to it’s needs, to keep it as healthy as possible.
Over the years people have asked me if I would quit teaching yoga and I would always say “no way”, I could never see myself not teaching, I never saw this coming…
Now I am taking a step back from teaching and seeing if I am able to continue to be a teacher and what that looks like.
During this time, I have grieved some losses and I have welcomed some changes to my life that I didn't expect.
What I do know is I love you all and I am forever grateful for this yoga family.
Feeling grateful for this Life and for each and every one of you!
Please find me + my
acupuncture practice here:
"We are all longing to go home to
some placewe have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned
we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.
Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion
without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands
will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter,
voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.
Community means strength
that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of healing.
A circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free."
I have shared this writing by Starhawk nearly each year we celebrated a birthday while we were at 202 E. McLoughlin...and now we get to do this community yoga in ways we never imagined:
Community, not actually a physical place, but a way of being...
We are still doing this!
New ways to circle round each other, to practice, to continue to do the work that needs to be done and understand more deeply our interconnectedness.
Your Yoga… “right where you are”
Currently located at
The Cottage on Evergreen
2819 E Evergreen Blvd.
...and on a computer screen near you.
UP CLOSE AND VIRTUAL:
+ Tuesday and Thursday
Gentle Accessible Yoga
+ Monday Restore @ 4:00
+ Thursday Yin and Meditation
+ Monthly Yoga Nidra
Specialty Classes and Workshops
FROM A DISTANCE:
(Masked and distanced at The Cottage:)
+ One on one yoga practices
+ DharmaArt workshops for 4
+ Meditation groups & workshops
+ Personal Day Retreats
Please send me an email if you'd like more information: