Thursday, March 11, 2010

yoga teaching sabbatical

This week I was notified that I would no longer be able to rent the space I was using to teach yoga. Interestingly, that very same day I had this moment when my inner voice was thinking of the possibility of taking a yoga teaching sabbatical. Then, I was actually given the opportunity to take one. Gotta love synchronicity.

I have been teaching yoga classes non-stop for over 10 years and group exercise classes for another 3 prior to that. I don't really know what it's like to come home directly from my day job and have the entire evening free to do with as I want. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE teaching yoga, but I also want to know what it's like to be completely done with responsibility after a days work. On Mondays, I leave for work by by 7:00 a.m. and don't get home until 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays I leave at 7:00 and don't get home until 7:00 p.m. It can make for some long days, and I am looking forward to having more evenings free. I am also looking forward to being able to attend more yoga classes. As an instructor, it can be difficult, although incredibly important to go to classes.

I know that this yoga teaching sabbatical will most likely not last long, as instructing yoga is a passion of mine. But in the meantime, I'm going to just enjoy the adventure of change!



Lisa said...

What a beautiful outlook! Synchronicity, indeed.

You are quite the busy woman...enjoy every single breath that this new space provides.


Yogadiva said...

Thanks, Lisa! Outlook is so very important in life. I am blessed in that I typically look at most situations and see the glass half full!


Rache @ Suburban Yogini said...

Oh a yoga teaching sabbatical is lovely, it is so nice to have evenings free and to work on your own practice.

And then you go back to teaching completely refreshed and renewed :)

babs said...

I too long to know what a "normal" person feels like, getting to go home after the day job! Enjoy your break!

Carolyn said...

Isn't it funny how that happens? :)

Pink Heels said...

Enjoy your sabbatical. When I took my yoga sabbatical, it provided a tremendous amount of clarity and purpose. It also gave my mind, body, and spirit much needed downtime. I realized that I was constantly giving and not doing a great job of receiving to nurture myself. : )