Dedication Yoga's weekly class on Prospect Hill in Somerville, MA has been suspended for the long, cold New England winter for the obvious reason -- this is a heat-building practice, yes, but the atmosphere in which we practice has to be accommodating. I miss my time outside with all of my dedicated yogis, many of whom had near-perfect attendance all summer. I wonder what they're doing now -- if they've found a place to practice indoors. Because, in all honesty, this brisk chill and early nightfall makes for perfect yoga weather. Just think of it -- dimly lit studio, heat cranked to 80-degrees, skilled teacher leading a room full of practioners through a sweaty sequence. I love my evenings on the mat and I make my practice happen nearly seven days a week. What else would I rather be doing? I always make the time for this.
It's especially easy for me to do because I work for a yoga studio, the very same where I did my teacher training last spring, so I spend a lot of my time in that environment. How did I ever get so lucky? And while I do not teach at this studio, I do still treat it as an education -- a way to learn about my practice and learn from it, too. I love being a student -- I always have -- but I love it even more now that I have the background in teaching. It adds a creative layer, a new perspective, a way to see things in a fresh way. Yoga keeps my learning active and I want to participate in every class. It's a wonderful thing.