Who says you can’t take over a business in 6 weeks? My new dear friend and business partner, Kelly and I have successfully transitioned into Yoga Breeze of Cave Creek and are having a great time! A lot of work to be sure and not much sleep in the beginning, but so worth the effort. We continue to create and hold the space to practice and teach yoga and offer massage and other healing therapies. It’s not like it’s a world-changing event…or is it?

I’ve never been drawn to being a national yoga teacher of merit with lots of exposure and a long list of videos.  Yoga celebrity has no cache for me.  But the experience of connecting with students one at a time or in a group has been and continues to be wildly satisfying and moving and humbling and fortifying and fulfilling! We have lost so much in the way of interpersonal communication with the advancement of technology as we bury our heads in the handheld device; so it’s a refreshing injection of humanity and a nourishing validation of life itself when we come together on the yoga mat. (I was on a date with my husband and another {younger!} couple sat next to us on their date.  They were both nose deep in their iPhones the entire time.  Weird.)

So running a yoga studio is not that big of a deal. Training students to become teachers is not miraculous in and of itself. But the day-to-day connection, between teachers and students and the discovery of self and others each student experiences with each class has a lasting effect.  It affects the loved ones around them; it affects the acquaintances around them; it effects the strangers they have never met. The ripple effect…changing the world.

So maybe it is a big deal to provide a space to love and validate one another through movement and breath and philosophy. It sure feels like one to me. I’m so grateful for the opportunity, the support and for all that has passed to bring me to this is  point.

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”

-Robert Francis Kennedy