When I come across something inspiring that really resonates with me I make a screensaver for my phone. It’s the best way I have found to keep my primary intention at the forefront of my awareness. June 27th I found this statement from a woman I follow…check her Instagram @silfath.sophia She is all things Divine Feminine. It has become my daily mantra for what I want to attract and create in my life. It aligns with my values of Connection & Freedom.
BUT…it requires letting go of control. Letting go of needing to plan and know what’s next. My Gypsy Experiment, for as short as I thought I had cut it, has morphed into something all together different. (Be careful what you wish for). Since setting my intention for ease-filled and magical, life has certainly delivered: A buyer for my house came when I was ready. The process was literally the easiest transition of selling a house I could have asked for. The road trip West, as short lived as it turned out, was filled with amazing people, experiences and lessons along the way. Even returning home to Thunder Bay continues to ask me to trust in not knowing what comes next.
September 20th will be the final day of my Teacher Training at the Therapist Level with Yoga North SomaYoga Institute. The final module of 5 years of school. It is the wrap up of a huge chapter of transition for me out of Corrections and into my new life and career as a Yoga Therapist. It will most likely include a move for me, although I still don’t know where. Mink Mountain and my Yoga North community was a beautifully supportive container for growth and transition. Since venturing to Mexico for the winter, I had the sense that it would be time for a new location at the completion of training. I put it out to the Universe that if it happened easily, that it was meant to be. So with the house sold, and training nearly completed, I am open to what wants to come next.
For October and the rest of this coming winter my intention is to grow my private therapy practice. I am excited to have been asked to continue mentoring future yoga therapists for Yoga North as well as doing Yoga Therapy online. Private session availability will remain open Tuesday to Thursday every week from 10am to 6pm. Call, email or text to book. I’m working on finalizing my SRT Training Program, (Stress Resiliency Training aka Self-Regulation Training), and will be writing a book that will be a combination of a self-study & self-regulation workbook that both share my experience finding freedom in my body and mind as well as pairing with a guided practice on my podcast. The program is a conscious blending of movement, breath work and self-study that unites the mind, breath, body connection necessary for growth and healing to occur. It is the pathway to come back from trauma and move from survival mode to access our highest human potential to thrive. I am excited to share all that I have learned and continue to learn through the tools of Yoga Therapy.
There is a lot of unknown ahead for all of us as we transition into fall and back to school season. Covid continues to be a global invitation into awareness of what is and isn’t working. It is our opportunity to choose what we allow back in as well as an upcoming possibility that we will be asked to return to the chrysalis of isolation over winter. I am open to finding an ease-filled and magical place to hibernate, create and share as I navigate whatever comes next. My greatest lesson this past month is realizing that receiving the magic requires me to be in the discomfort of not controlling and not knowing. A dear friend sent me this quote from Brene Brown that sums it up quite succinctly:
“The mark of a wild heart is living out the paradox of love in our lives. It’s the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid – all in the same moment. It’s showing up in our vulnerability and our courage, being both fierce and kind.”