“We don’t stop playing because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop playing.”
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To my students from YogaWorks Larchmont, Tarzana, Westlake Village, Studio City, and Brentwood, I am sad to let you know that I am no longer teaching on YogaWorks Live. Last week the schedule had to be condensed, and some major changes were made to the teaching schedule. I have missed seeing all of you since the studios closed, and will miss teaching you online. I am still figuring out next steps regarding teaching, and you may see me pop up to sub. It has been my honor and joy to be your teacher all these years.
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“It’s not always necessary to be strong,
but to feel strong.”
It is an unfortunate reality that many of us are not happy with the bodies that we live in.
Something hurts, we think we’re not strong/flexible/smart/funny/thin/weigh enough. We think we’re “broken”, that we “can’t.” We constantly apologize with statements like “sorry, I can’t touch my toes.” We allow ourselves to become “less than.”
I prefer to think, and encourage my students to say, “I am currently not able to touch my toes.” Just because you can’t do something today, doesn’t mean that you will never be able to. Every day we are presented with choices. What time to wake up, what to eat, to move, these are all choices. Every day, I choose to be happy, and to embrace some form of physical movement. Swimming, yoga, walking, running, some is better than none.
Movement allows us to push our limits and heal our physical and mental bodies. We are able to regain range of motion, space, strength, and find balance.