I am going places!

My very own ruby slippers. I truly believe that this is what Dorothy would have worn today instead of high heels on that brick road. But nevermind. Halleluja, I got new shoes. Since I discarded my old ones last falls, I have been meaning to replace them. I also dusted off my hiking boots a…

Day 45: Yoga on through

I actually had to check my calendar to find out where I am at. Well, I passed the 40 days. The result? Five days on, weekends off. My alarm is still set for 5:45 am and most mornings I have 45 minutes before my son stumbles in. I enjoy my quiet mornings, even though my…

Day 24: Settling in

I am more than half way through my attempt at 40 days of yoga practice and found this week that five days on and two off worked with everything else going on. I even managed to avoid too much protest of my son in the morning. With all these other things on my mind, I…

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…

Finding Grace

Some conversations I have had over the last few weeks remind me again that acceptance can truly be empowering. I have written about asking for grace before. One of the – in my eyes anyway – profound virtues of individuals I find inspiring is their ability to find grace in the face of adversary. What…

I have been away for a while

Actually, just here and there. But I have been away for a while from my blog. Not intentionally, it just happened that way. I was busy, yes. But I have been busy before. Truth is, I did not make it a priority. And practicing yoga has not been a priority either. Not only is my…

Day 1: Beauty

We went for a run. Along a quiet canal not far from the busy streets of Leipzig’s center. Only a handful cyclists and joggers passed us. The mosquitos were trying to get their fair share for dinner.. Here and there my friend’s dog would stop to follow a scent. Dusk was slowly settling over the…

Root to rise

I am back online. After two weeks without yoga I just completed my 6th yoga teacher weekend and I feel amazing. I underestimated how much mental effort it is to start a new job, no matter if I have amazing support from my new colleagues. So all the changes combined with my ever-present sinus issues…