I would like to wish you all very happy holidays and peace, health, love and abundance for 2011!
As the New Year approaches, I am sharing with you the news of my Winter teaching sabbatical. My inner voice has been telling me for a while that I need to take some time off to rest and recharge, and to deepen my personal yoga, qigong and meditation practices. I had been ignoring this inner guidance until two weeks ago, when I completely lost my voice to laryngitis (the first time I ever experienced this).
So I took this as a sign that I need to take some time off from teaching, in order to focus on my studies of yoga and qigong, and to create more quiet time for my personal practices, for writing, contemplation, and meditation.
During my Winter sabbatical, I encourage you to check out all the Gentle and Therapeutic yoga classes at the Breathing Project (www.breathingproject.org) in the Flatiron District, Gentle and Restorative yoga classes at Integral Yoga Institute, both on the Upper Westside (www.iynyc.com ) and in the West Village (www.iyiny.org), and Gentle Yoga at the Tong Ren Center in the Flatiron District where they also have qigong and tai chi. Please email Anubha (firstname.lastname@example.org) and John (email@example.com) for their schedule at the Tong Ren Center.
Many of you have also been asking me about Dr. Roger Janhke’s Tai Chi Easy information, and here are his websites:
He sells his books and dvds on these sites, and if you “You Tube” Tai Chi Easy, you should also find some of the practices being demonstrated there as well.
If you have any questions about my sabbatical or about yoga and qigong recommendations, please feel free to email or call me! I will be in NYC for most of my sabbatical (as much as I fantasize about wintering in the warmth somewhere, I won’t be on some tropical island or Indian ashram. ☺ )
I intend to return to teaching in April, and I will keep you informed about my schedule.
In the meanwhile, please feel free to keep in touch! I cherish your friendship, support, camaraderie, and the practices we share in classes. Deciding to take this sabbatical was not an easy decision for me, as I feel very loyal to all of you and I derive so much enjoyment from my classes with you. But, I feel that the sabbatical will hopefully make me a better teacher, and provide me with more information and insights to share with you upon my return.