In the two years since I decided that teaching yoga full-time was no longer my ideal career path, former students and colleagues, Om Gal readers, friends, and complete strangers have often inquired when and if I might start teaching again. To date, I’ve ventured out of “retirement” only on special occasions—benefit classes to support great friends and causes and intimate practices comprised of pals, usually in locations of natural beauty to where I’m graciously invited by said pals.
Some houseguests bring wine; I bring yoga class.
Still, many speculated (myself included) that I would eventually get the itch to teach, publicly, again. So, here it is, the words some of you have been waiting to hear:
You were right.
Now, I don’t want to mislead, I’m not diving back into the teaching lifestyle; however, I do have a few exciting endeavors up my sleeve this fall that I thought I’d share. Peppered among them I’ve also listed events of interest that I’ll be attending, emceeing, or lending support in some way. Hope to see you there!
September 12, Reach the Beach Adventure Relay, Fraconia Notch to Hampton Beach, NH: While this isn’t a yoga event by any stretch (nor is one you want to attend- heck I’m hesitant to attend!), the 200-mile, 24-hour race will surely provide fodder for a few entertaining blog posts, so you have that to which you can look forward. Expect Twitter updates when reception allows!
September 14, Screening of Enlighten Up!, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA: Enlighten Up! (2008, 82 min.) is distinguished by its view of mystical yoga through the eyes of a curious-but-skeptical hedonist. The film follows journalist Nick Rosen through mainland United States, Hawaii, and India as filmmaker and yoga enthusiast Kate Churchill documents his increasing immersion in the world of yoga. Her goal is to prove that yoga can transform anyone, even Nick. Visit the website for screenings near you.
September 21, Global Mala, Boston: The date marks the UN's International Peace Day. Celebrate and support peacefulness within yourself and others by practicing with hundreds of like-minded yogis in Boston and thousands across the world. Last year, 400 Global Mala events took place in 35 countries.
September 28- October 3, DuVine Adventures Yoga & Biking Trip to Provence, France: Join me in southern France on a trip through the landscapes that inspired Monet to paint and foodies and oenophiles to swoon. I’ll kick off each day of riding with asana practice and conclude each evening with a lighter practice, pranayama, and meditation.
October 17-19, Private Retreat in the Adirondacks.
October/November TBD, Benefit Class in Boston (organized and taught by me): Details to be released next week.
November 16, 6th Annual Saluting the Spirit: 108 Sun Salutations to support Pathways to Wellness and yogaHOPE, the Sports Club/LA, Boston: Join me and om pals Coeli Marsh, Chanel Luck, and Jessica Lopez (and many more talented teachers) for an uplifting practice for two organizations dedicated to serving the greater good.