Change is in the air

My one and only face reflected multiple times in a life-sized kaleidoscope… from a yogic perspective I find it fascinating that I have just the one face but fill out all these different roles. I am not sure how much of my inside going-ons are really being reflected on my expression but no matter how…

This is it… This was it…

It is done. I held my first yoga class as a teacher this Monday. Oh I was so nervous. My heart beat was right there in my throat while I was trying to chant an OM that did not reveal how I felt… I made it. No big blanks. No injured students that had to…

Resurfacing

After a busy fall, it is the home stretch to Christmas. It feel like forever since I took the time to gather a few thoughts here. I did write some notes here and there, but the words then seem to not reflect where I am „tunneling“ at the moment. My trip to Vancouver was great….

Where it all startet II

Everything in life comes full circle. Nothing new there. I have been struggling with acceptance lately and suddenly… flash… I stopped holding on. My mind cleared. We were cleaning house today. Such a relief to tackle some of that clutter. I so needed that. Then I picked up one of my yoga books, I forgot…

Day 1: No cheese, Gromit. Not a bit in the house! (Gulp!)

Well, this is not exactly true. We do have cheese in the house. But I decided I a few days ago that I would embark on a 60 day vegan journey. And today is day 1 of 60 without cheese… and without coffee. After reading a blog about a convinced carnivore completing a 60 day…

I got myself a job

Well actually, I get to keep my current job. Today I signed my contract. And I am so excited! I realized a few weeks ago, when it became apparent that my temporary contract would turn permanent, that it has been 12 years since I signed on for my last permanent job. And while I enjoyed…

Up up and away

Something shifted. During the Christmas holidays, I finally sat down to put together a script for my first yoga class. The idea is to practice teaching by instructing other yogis that are attending the program with me. Completing ten of these classes on different subjects is a requirement to receive full credits. Well, there were…

Doing it all again next year…

Heading into the final stretch of 2013, once again I can’t believe how fast the year zoomed by. Even so, many good things happened making me curious as to what next year has in store. My bucket list hasn’t seen much movement, so for 2014 I am pondering challenges… moving out of my comfort zone,…

An alphabetic Ode to Jena

Well, with our 1st year in Germany completed, I thought it would be about time to follow-up on my A-Z of things I miss about Vancouver with a list of great things I enjoy at the other side of the world. A – Apartment: I love our place here. The building is just over 100…

It is done

Today, quietly, in between cleaning up the house and baking a cake for friends coming over later, it was done. Exactly 17 days short of our 1st anniversary living in Germany it is done. And all that is left now, is an empty box. The last one. So, what now? No more excuses. We are…

Lost in translation … again

After two ’no yoga‘ weeks I thoroughly enjoyed the last teacher training session this weekend. It was all about methodology and principles of teaching. I completed this workshop earlier (my group was scheduled for October), because I really wanted to know where to start. What do I need to do to start teaching? Well, I…

Let it be… (or Yoga in my living room… finally)

A couple of days ago, I rolled out my mat in the living room. For the first time since we moved in three weeks ago. Don’t ask me what took me so long. Maybe the kitchen seemed more appealing because it is somewhat finished and furnished, while our living room is still quite bare with…