Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new adventure - India!

It's been a while since I posted to my blog. I've been busy - with lots of changes - some good, some not so good,  but imagine how boring life would be if it was always as we expected and planned.

In early June I left the YMCA and I am now teaching at Inner Evolution Yoga in Yucaipa. I am enjoying the studio and the students who are discovering Iyengar Yoga! to find out more about this Yoga studio visit www.innerevolutionyoga.com

I continue to teach small classes in my home studio (www.divineyogastudio.com) and have found somewhat of a niche in private yoga lessons. I have quite a few couples who come for private yoga lessons as well as students suffering from injuries or chronic conditions. It is heart warming to witness the transformation in these students who may have felt limited in their abilities, begin to blossom in their yoga practice. I am so grateful that I study and teach Iyengar Yoga. Because of BKS's life's work, I am able to assist these students so they can participate and enrich their life through yoga.

Recovery from my total hip revision surgery continues to move along. I still suffer from weakness and muscle atrophy in the right hip, but for the most part I am back to my usual activities. My cobalt level is back to normal, however my Chromium level is still high. This distresses me a bit, since there is no real data available on the long term effects of this metal in the body.

A piece of exciting news is that I am traveling to India for 2 weeks to study with Geeta Iyengar. This is a great opportunity to study Iyengar Yoga with BKS's daughter Geeta. BKS passed away this last summer, of course heartbreaking, but his legacy lives on through those who practice and teach Iyengar Yoga.

I'll be using this blog to document my India travels and adventures! Already it has been an adventure - shots, passports, VISAs, travel arrangements, wiring $$ - trying to communicate with people in India when they are on total opposite time. I'm learning that international travel is complicated (I've never gone farther than Mexico), but no matter what happens I know it will enrich my life for the better.

So if you're interested, check back and see what India has to offer to this American Yogi!