These past 4 months have been a rollercoaster of emotions and learning curves. I cried a lot, got really frustrated, and was ready to throw in the towel. And for a moment I did. But, not to quit, to reflect.
I took a step back and really thought about what was important to me and how I could fulfill my purpose in spite of the new road block of COVID-19. With my new open availability, I meditated, journaled, gardened, went on long walks, and sat with my thoughts.
In the process, I learned to lean into the unknown instead of fighting it or trying to convince myself that I had control in the first place. I think in many ways our "new normal" has woken us up to that inner wisdom.
The tools I actively learn and teach through the yoga practice have especially helped me to not just get through these times but to thrive from it. In this instance, the problem of not being able to safely teach yoga in person has created the solution of launching THE STUDIO by Lauren, my new virtual yoga studio!
In these last couple of months, I have come to the realization that although we may not physically be near one another, that doesn't have to prevent us from being apart of a community. I created my virtual yoga studio as a means to support you to find freedom in being authentic and the power to carry that out in your life and community no matter how near or far.
I invite you to lean into the unknown with me as I start this new venture. I hope you will join me!
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti,
Hi, I'm Lauren and I am here to support people to find freedom in being authentic and the power to carry that out in their lives and community. Writing is one way I like to explore that for myself. Here is my archive of reflections.