Wishing you a wonderful winter! I hope that you are warm & safe, and are spending time with family, pets or friends…
2021 is here, but Covid-19 is running wild, along with more lockdowns and restrictions, leaving Soul Space unable to plan a re-opening at this time.
To start the year, I am offering two weekly live Zoom classes (Power Yoga & Yin Yoga- beginning Jan 4th), plus some one-off sessions of meditation and yoga to keep us all going! Starting with a New Year/New Moon Intention setting Meditation class (Jan 13th) A great time to pull out your journal- have a think and then visualise those goals!
I also have a growing library of class recordings and special sessions I have created for the ONLINE LIBRARY- this is a place you can log-on anytime and have repeated access to all the classes— from reclined meditation to active Power Yoga… to short specialty classes focusing on chakras or the spine. There is currently close to 50 hours of content to enjoy for €25/30 days. (More is added each week, so it is always changing and expanding!)
You are what you repeatedly do’ – Aristotle
2020 was a year of change, of uncertainty, of fear… Most of us had our lives paused for at least a few months, and others are still doing things differently- working from home, not working, waiting for ‘normal’ to return. Many of us over-ate, over-slept, over-did things, and let our routines and daily rituals fall to the wayside. It’s a pandemic after all! We needed comfort. And that is all okay— but what we are learning, nine-months in, is that we have to move forward despite the uncertainty— we cannot just keep waiting..
So for me, 2021 is going to be about RITUAL. Meaningful action. Repetitive action. More than just intention. Dedication to SELF & the life that I want. Big picture stuff is made up of little daily practices… from making your bed in the morning, to a skincare routine, a morning walk, your yoga, meditation, journaling, preparing food…
Decide each day, or each week, to create a ritual around something you do/want to do this year. When I enter Soul Space, even for a Zoom class, I hang up my coat, I light candles and incense, I put on uplifting music, and roll out my matt. When I get home, I greet my dog & take off my shoes…
Think of your existing ‘rituals’ and those habits you’d like to add/subtract from your life this year. I will be making suggestions and sharing what I am trying to do—
including MORE WATER/less coffee, DAILY WALKS, and expanding my morning journaling (which means getting up earlier some days). Have a think about what you want from 2021— and rather than making ‘resolutions’, create some rituals! and WRITE THEM DOWN. Putting pen to paper helps us make it real.
Yoga teacher training continues 🙂
Since the YTT course is a long-term adult education course, we have been able to continue training (just like schools & colleges) and are having great fun! These are the only people who have been in the studio for ages now, and it soothes my soul to still get to see some yogis in action. I am also delighted to see new teachers coming into their own, gaining confidence and preparing to teach when they get a chance. Click HERE for more info about courses beginning in April & August 2021.
Have you explored the new website? Within this site, you can book into classes, see upcoming events, learn about the different types of yoga we offer, find healthy recipes, listen to Soul Space music playlists, view our Instagram feed and much more. have a dig around.
PLUS- Good Stuff for a Good Year ahead. Enjoy some of the reading that I am doing.
Additional Links for your Well-Being:
*The morning journaling technique I use: Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages
*Take Gretchen Rubin’s 4 Tendencies Quiz to learn more about your self
*How your gut effects your overall health.
*How inflammation effects our decision-making
Here’s to a wonderful, peaceful, safe and celebratory 2021!
I hope to see you soon— Michele