Here we go!
The Corona Virus has brought unprecedented sickness, stress, and hardship to so many globally. Here at home, it has changed the way we function in our daily lives. I wasn’t planning on launching Ripple Yoga for a few more months; but with the arrival of COVID-19 and the closing of studios, gyms, and well just about everything, my timeline was adjusted for me.
In the summer of 2019 I left a successful career in marketing. Some thought I was impulsive, some plain crazy. The challenge, the pace and yes, even the money, had lost it’s novelty for me. Without another job lined up, I wasn’t sure where I was going, but I knew wanted to devote my professional life to giving back to the community.
Over the course of a ten year yoga practice, I experienced firsthand the transformative nature of yoga and witnessed the changes it made in my own life. I gathered my courage and applied to the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu, the world renowned yoga institute. I was accepted and began an intensive residential program a few months later. My teacher training was both mind blowing and magical, and it confirmed all of my beliefs in the power of yoga.
Armed with my certification in Kripalu Yoga, I began to bring my training to others upon my graduation in November 2019 teaching private and semiprivate classes. I was planning on launching my yoga community in the summer of 2020. The Universe, however, had another plan.
The arrival of COVID-19 brought such uncertainty, fear, and isolation to so many of us. On a whim Monday morning (yes, yesterday!), I decided to FaceTime some friends into my regularly scheduled evening class. It wasn’t without a few technical difficulties, but I immediately understood how bringing a small community to practice together was powerful and healing for the mind, body and spirit.
That class and the responses it generated has shown me that today more than ever, there is a NEED for yoga. Our bodies and minds are desperate for the physical and mental gifts of strength, mindfulness and loving kindness it bestows. So here we go.
Classes, schedules, details, pretty much everything for Ripple Yoga are works in progress right now, so I humbly ask for a bit of patience. I welcome you to get in touch with any questions, ideas or suggestions. I will update you here, on social, and via email on online class offerings. Get in touch via our contact page if you are so moved. In the meantime, be well and be kind to each other. We need it.