Double/Double translates to skipping yoga and/or cycling classes. I signed up for a combination class that I was looking forward to and had signed up for. I woke up, early yesterday morning, and canceled my class. I felt it would be preferable to sleep or at least rest for a few additional hours. Then, I regretted that decision midway through my night shift. I would have felt better had I powered through the cycle/yoga class.
Today is a new day. I will attend the ashtanga class and meet a friend for lunch. Then work. It's been a summer of abundance. Not only work related but also in the friends department and cultivating yoga contacts. I enjoy this aspect of my life and how my community is developing. Of course, I have the most solid base in Phoenix in terms of yoga. That is where my practice deepened and I found that I wanted to maybe one day get certified. I moved to Santa Fe and honestly was disappointed by the community here. It was too spiritual for me. I prefer the physical part of yoga. I love that there is a very physical community in Phoenix and I relied on it. Because I missed this part of my practice, I was motivated to get certified. I am about 2/3 done with my training. Kinda scary since I feel that I am rushing some of the hours to get my certificate. Do I want to learn about yoga for golf? Not really. I would prefer an adjustments class or a sequencing class. I love this one instructor who is like a sequencing ninja. Always innovative and challenging. I want my mind bent and she definitely does it.
Realizing this, I also identify that I am enjoying the yoga more in Santa Fe. There is a new heated studio that is filling a void that I was missing. I like heated vinyasa flow. Power flow specifically. And, I am meeting more and more instructors while practicing here now. I feel confident that I would have an opportunity to teach and my style would be embraced. I feel a pull to Denver, always, in many respects. The only thing that is not as strong there is the yoga for me. I did religiously attend a studio there. I wasn't as involved in that community or my practice at that point. However, I know that I have friends that have relocated there that I have met while traveling. I am excited to check out a few studios on my next visit.
I am excited to recognize that my practice is evolving and developing in multiple cities in the southwest. I love meeting other people that also are on this journey. Summer continues with more yoga, lunch dates and green chiles. I do love that part of New Mexico, too.
I'm off to yoga and meeting a dear friend for lunch. Hope you enjoy your Sunday, too. You deserve it!