As I reflect on 2017, it really was ALL the things. There were moments of great joy and undeniable heartache, peace and anxiety ridden challenges. I guess within the year's wholeness is where I - and we - continue to learn, grow, and live our truths. These nine images capture some true gems Ebb n' Flow Yoga experienced in 2017. Our #2017bestnine.
1. That everyday class.
I am humbled each time I hear Ebb n' Flow yogis express that they're leaving the studio better than they entered. It brings me back to why I started down this yoga journey and opened the studio doors over five years ago.
Within these everyday classes lies my deep admiration for all of our instructors. To those who I'm so lucky to hold space for your yoga sharing: I bow to the divine within each of you.
2. The joy of yogi friendships.
Tara Sullivan Photography beautifully caught this candid. And I think it speaks for the many belly laughs and good conversation we've shared at the studio. At Ebb n' Flow Yoga, I want you all to feel a sense of belonging and being. Cultivating our community means everything. I am so grateful to all of you for adding your light.
3. Tea time!
Being ALL about community means sharing ALL the cups of tea. I'm glad the studio's gathering areas have been frequently used. And my heart grows each time I hear of instructors or clients bringing in good drinks and baked goods to share. I look forward to taking our pre and post-yoga tea dates into 2018!
4. Victoria Pollinger - her transformation, her contributions.
This photo captures a beautiful soul, an impressive transformation, and just the beginning. 2017's unfolding of Victoria's yoga journey has been a blessing to walk alongside.
In addition, I'm so grateful for the many hats she's held at the studio. This includes her stepping in to keep the studio running while I was on vacation. Ebb n' Flow Yoga was in such good hands. So next time you see her, give her a hug.
5. A flower, nevertheless, at Bryce Canyon.
Speaking of my vacation - here's a true beauty emerging from rough soil and rock. 2017 was full of little and big messages like this. I was constantly coming across unexplainable synchronicities. These messages from the universe helped me to pause and listen. I look forward to life's continuous reminders, for learning and re-learning in this new year.
6. Guess who?
It's Joy! In ALL the joy, blowing out birthday candles! This photo came up in some social media fun. And her expression just about captures the feeling I had when we started working together. There's so much that goes on behind the scenes and I'm so appreciative for all Joy does.
So hug her too. Actually, don't stop there. In your next class, I hope you hug them and someone new.
7. Aerial yoga therapy.
There's no secret that I love aerial yoga. Teaching aerial yoga - at Ebb n' Flow Yoga and Wanderlust - brings me tremendous happiness and peace.
When Ebb n' Flow Yoga rolled out the new pricing structure, we wanted to maintain your ability to practice aerial affordably. If you haven't already, I hope 2018 is the year you fall in love with aerial! Check out our schedule and sign up today.
8. Teacher trainings.
A year ago, I talked about how HUGE a milestone hosting a 200-hour teacher training program would be. And in May, it happened! I bow to the light in those whose wisdom contributed to Embodyoga® and am so excited for the light this group of students will share with many.
Interested? Several new students are joining the teacher training in May, with a schedule to make-up missed modules. You could be one of them too! Email us if this even remotely resonates.
9. Truth found on a chalkboard sign.
And I'm so excited you're with us for 2018. It'll be a more beautiful year yet! I can feel it. To our continual cultivation of love, light, and yoga this coming year.
Om shanti shanti,