Friday, December 11, 2009

Dispatch from Kripalu: Graduation & Travel

The sun is shining and the wind is whipping and whistling around the outside of this big, brick building. In a little over an hour, I will begin my journey home.

Sigh.

I am eager to be home. I am eager to rest and to spend the next couple of weeks really integrating what I have experienced here. This time around, I know that's what it takes: Rest & Reflection.

After the teacher training in October, I naively thought I would go home and keep this level of intense work going. I had no idea that my whole life had changed from the inside and that the outside of it would be in need of much adjusting.

This time: Naps, salt baths, animal cuddling, tons of journal writing, good food, and very gentle body work and dancing.

Advent, this time of awaiting birth, is the perfect season to make this commitment to patiently pausing.

P.S. Did I mention that I am officially now a YogaDance Teacher!? We had a beautiful and moving graduation ceremony and are now free to spread the joy of this practice. Hello, New Path!

22 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh, I am soooo happy for you. I have tears of joy in my eyes as I write. Not only because you an official Yoga/Dance Teacher, but because of all the internal sorting and shifting you have done and that you are going to honor and nurture yourself when you get home.
Peace, love and hugs, Sandy

Hannah said...

Your a true inspiration to us all. Congrats and will be looking for those pics from your first Yoga dance class :D

Elise said...

lovely post, thank you !

Sheila said...

Is that the 'HALLELUJAH' chorus I'm hearing??? I think SO! :)

Hugs, Christine, congrats and may you R&R time be rich.

Eco Yogini said...

WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

awesome.

Kelly Salasin said...

Congrats dear one! From a fellow KYD Instructor in VT! I know that Megha is so proud of all of you. I shared this with her while you were there: http://kellysalasin.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/an-apology/ --the story of an intimate moment between me and my KYD partner on our buddy walk. Kudos on your wisdom of PAUSE especially in this season of rest.

differenceayearmakes said...

Congrats graduate!! Welcome new life path :D

lucy said...

bravo and congratulations!!!

Sallie Ann said...

Congradulations! What a wonderful accomplishment. And what a beautiful, safe, significant place to make deep, important changes. Bless you.

Emma said...

Woohooooo!

Heather Plett said...

Congratulations to you, dear one. You rock!

Blessings to you as your life unfolds as it should.

Jan said...

Congratulations, Christine. I am overjoyed for you and that you continue to follow your bliss. I am sure that everyone who you connect with from this moment on as a yoga dance teacher will be blessed by your presence and passion. Be well, and, yes, comfort with integration time sounds like a very good path right now....Enjoy.

JFKlaver said...

Congratulations, yoga dance teacher. Finally doing what you were born to do. I love it!

Daisy said...

Congratulations! I think you will excel at this.
Barbara and Daisy

Linnea said...

Christine, my word mojo seems to be failing me today but please know that I am so very happy for you. I am glad you are home -- in more ways than one.

Rebekah said...

Congratulations! That is awesome! :D

I hope you have a safe trip home, and fully receive and enjoy the rest and relaxation you wish for to absorb the experience.

Bethany said...

Congrats!!!!

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JMorganPT said...

Christine,
I am so happy for you! I love to read your deep and inspiring posts. You will never know how much your insight has affected me, especially during this period of transition in my life. I mentioned this before...if you hold a weekend workshop or something, I will definitely come!!

Graciel @ Evenstar Art said...

Dear Blissed Chick~

I am so damn proud of you.

xo, Graciel

Emma said...

I heart Kripalu. I did my YTT there, too, and have thought about doing the Journey Dance certification there. Do you know about that one?

Thank you for everything,

Emma

Ketzirah Carly said...

I'm terribly behind! Congratulations and many blessings on this new turning point of your path!