My first blog post on Patch almost a year ago, was about giving thanks to all of the Yoga Instructors at NYSC (who are all still awesome). Since then I have now completed my own 200 hour yoga training and have become a teacher. It has been a wonderful experience, and I feel excited and honored to be able to teach yoga, which I have been enjoying doing for years.
What I did not expect was how many opportunities and inspiring venues teaching yoga would present. Recently, under the direction of Suzanne Welch, Croton Business had it's first community Spring Arts and Craft Market at Vassallo Park. I was invited by Elisha Simpson, Laughing Hearts Yoga to help teach yoga under the warm sun in celebration of Earth Day during the event. I forgot how much fun practicing yoga outside can be. It was a beautiful day and it was so nice to see activity in the park, all of the local artists and the band rocked!
Our own Croton Library holds a FREE yoga class once a month, with Kristy Cohen, I did some of my community service and co-taught one of my first partner yoga classes with Kristy. It was a blast.
This weekend, Saturday May 5th at 8:00pm, I have an amazing opportunity to be a part of 4th Annual Stay Awake a Thon, Cancer Never Sleeps and neither will we! As will many other people who are participating in the event, I will lead a yoga class to help energize and get ready for the long night ahead. It goes without saying giving back always feels great and to be able to do my part and something I love.
So if you see a group of people doing yoga, come on over and jump in - yoga is for everyone. I even (sometimes) can get my 12 year old and her friends to join in. I am looking forward to many more yoga adventures and open to all of the possibilities that this part of my journey takes me.