Monday, December 21, 2009
This photo was taken the day I arrived in Lenox, Massachusetts, as I awaited the shuttle to take me to Kripalu for my second and final week of YogaDance teacher training.
I have been home now for a little over a week, and I am so thankful for all the guest bloggers who covered this space with their wisdom and joy while I took much needed time to integrate my experience.
Two days after my return, we got a new kitten, as you know, which brought so much energy to this house.
Much needed playful energy, as I was having a difficult few days.
YogaDance is a system of healing movement that works with the chakras (for posts about the chakras go here), so the teacher training is intensely emotional.
The more you work with these energy centers, the deeper into your "stuff" you go.
This past week, I felt like I got to my bedrock -- that place where the oldest, most ingrained belief systems have sat and solidified.
The chakra work acted like a giant drill, breaking up all the crap, sending tiny shards of self-hatred toward my heart to be melted by my new understanding and this wondrously deep love of life that dance has grown within me.
I will write more about this, of course, over the coming weeks. For now, I am mending.