All your dreams will come true.
All my dreams came true.
[And then I had more dreams]
I love life. It certainly hasn't been easy, and it's taken me some time to realize that I do, fully and presently, love my life. It's taken a lot of teary sea change. Laughter, exploration, deference, anger, dance, yoga, art, and unabashed-ness. The full spectrum.
And, life now in Austin is especially great. I keep great company. I feel held and supported by an incredibly generous, curious, vibrant community. I have amazing mentors and friends. And, my family and I are moving to Eugene, Oregon in October.
On one hand, it may seem strange to move at a time when everything is really working (with a lot of carefully orchestrated work and babysitting.) Maybe you can relate? I have made many past moves in my own life out of a need to fix something...out of a lack. This time is different. The more yoga I study, the more I recognize the paradox of freedom and security, and that, as my teacher is fond of saying, "life isn't a problem to be solved, but a paradox to be embraced." And: we're all perfectly and stubbornly happy being ourselves as we think we are. Sometimes the more comfortable we are in a place, the more the reason to expand. I'm curious to access more of myself, to purposefully make a change and stretch and grow into possibility.
We're moving to change; to learn things about ourselves yet to be discovered; to experience a different pace and a different place. And we're moving to be near my husband's family of origin.
So begins our new adventure. When I get back from Iceland with One Yoga Collective in late October, I will assume my role as the manager of Eugene Yoga School's new location, right in the heart of the city. I will also pick up on a dream that's been adrift-- pursuing my Somatic Movement Educator certificate through a School of Body Mind Centering (BMC) at the Studio in the Woods. C'mon up and see me.
I can't even begin to express the gratitude to our family of choice, here in Austin and the world around, for supporting us in birthing our family over the past couple years. Together we do what we cannot do alone. You have brought us food, seen us at our most sleep-deprived and epiphanic, watched our little boys so we could have date night, fielded the harried phone calls and emails of a new mother, given us clothes and diapers and money and and and. I never wrote a single thank you card. This from a woman who loves paper. For this, I ask you to forgive me.
Thanks to a long and loyal relationship with the great folks at Yoga Yoga, I will return to Austin each summer to lead Hatha teacher trainings, co-teach the Devata mentorship in mythology and Tantric philosophy with the magnificent Ana Pilar Cruz, and participate in the birth of new projects. If you'd like to catch a class or a series with me before I go, Yoga Yoga and I have brewed up a number of options, including two different 4-session philosophy courses and a farewell class--the proceeds of which will benefit a future Yoga Yoga teacher trainee.
The schedule and links are here.
So here's to more dreams, and to what we don't yet know what we don't know.
Here's to travel, and to family.
Here's to a full life.
Yoga you can bring home.