Happy Birthday SUKHA and to everyone who has been along on this amazing ride.
Two years of tears, fears, singing and dancing.
Two years of falling, flying, laughing and crying
Two years of fun
Good days and not so good days.
We made friends that are now family.
Some lost family and friends unexpectedly. We were present. On the mat and off. We walked and talked.
We had broken hearts, but we flowed to mend them.
Pub crawls and paddle boards.
Concerts and Yards.
Funny guest dharmas and ones that made the tears roll
Music.....Oh the music
Jokes....OH MY....THE JOKES
The classes started with me and a shy blonde. We spoke, we flowed, we practiced and flew like eagles, grew like trees and blossomed like two beautiful flowers. (I won't get to descriptive on the flowers. I will leave that up to her)
First it was one. Then it was three (+ me). Amy, Alison, Michelle and me. We flew and grew. And so did the classes. As my friends shared and spoke of this place in a kindergarten classroom, so did the family. Day by day.
To some it was not a "real" yoga studio. For many, it is more than that.
It started small. With no "marketing scheme" in mind. No copying or mimicking. Just being me.
How? Let me tell you.
I followed MY heart. How I felt. How I wanted to teach. How yoga made me feel walking in to a studio. No clicks. No whispering. No silence. No judging. Good music and talking about life. Real life.
There are things you just can not duplicate. You can write it, post it, and attempt it. If you are not yourself, it may not work so take note.
My heart lead me to a classroom and a amazing space in Brick Township. One vision, a big heart and AMAZING people.
Heart, drive, passion and people that believed in me.
Thank you to the "friends" that said I could never do it. And the ones that don't talk to me anymore. You continue to motivate me everyday.
Happy Birthday my friends and family.
Thank you for listening.
Thank you for understanding when I mess up.
Thank you for wiping the tears.
Thank you your continued support.
Thank you for making me smile.
Thank you for ALWAYS having my back.
Thank you for being your TRUE authentic self.
Thank you for trusting me and the amazing teachers at SUKHA.
You all hold a special place in my heart. You are all doing so great with your practice. Keep it up. This world needs more people like you. Compassionate, kind, mindful, gentle, disciplined, aware and enlightened.
You are not just practicing when you are in a pose, you're practicing when you delete crappy people out of your life so your mental energy is not consumed by hating or judging and can be directed to more beautiful and useful things, like becoming the amazing person you already are.
Yoga is life changing.
Yoga changes your body.
Yoga changes your mind.
Yoga changes your emotions.
Yoga changes your attitude.
Yoga changes your life.
It has certainly changed mine.
Here's to many more years on the mat and off.
Thank you my friends.
More AMAZING news to come.