Here’s To New Beginnings

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I have had this blog post started for a week now and haven’t figured out how to finish it. It has nothing to do with running but it’s about yoga so technically it still falls under the fitness category.  I have learned recently that every end is a new beginning. When one door closes sometimes a better door opens. I have been teaching yoga on my own for eight months now and love it. My classes are Monday nights and are a great start to my week. However I have had a lot of changes recently with my classes. I once had a lot of contacts at the college I used to work at, so I was able to jump in to teaching right after I completed my training program. The college allowed me to use a classroom and teach from the college as a contractor since I am no longer employed there. It was an awesome opportunity and I was able to hold classes for the public and employees of the college.

I had a wonderful class going, we were deepening and advancing our practice and then all of a sudden a few weeks ago within a few hours from class time, the college emails me to ask that I cancel class for the night. I don’t like short notices and being a yoga instructor, you already have your heart set on the class. So I email all my students and say class is canceled we will resume next Monday. Monday roles around and again the college emails me within a few hours of when the class is supposed to be and ask me to cancel and then tells me the entire yoga program is being canceled. Not going to lie I was pretty heartbroken. You know what I did though? First, that I night I went for a run to get my frustration out and then the next day I began searching for a new location.

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I had my doubts about finding a new location. I am not the kind that likes teaching in a yoga studio and having to base my practice and class around what others believe. I teach yoga as a form of exercise, nothing more. When you come to my class, you are coming to workout not sit on your mat and make sounds or do anything spiritual. I think that’s where a lot of people get confused because they think that’s what yoga is. Ask any of my students though and they will tell you, I make them work it out and sweat. Anyways, long story short, I work for a school system and have some pretty cool contacts there that are letting me use a classroom to hold my classes. So I now have an awesome new location and I finally have my Monday night classes back and can not be more excited. I am very thankful for this opportunity and thankful that I can expand my practice to a whole new group of people.

Interested in trying yoga, come see me in Athens at the Athens Community Career Academy. Classes are every Monday night from 5:30-6:30 PM unless it’s a holiday or the school system is closed. For more information, visit www.blissfulyogaathens.com

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