January was a bit of a whirlwind month! One of the things that has kept me going amidst all the hustle bustle is restorative yoga – perfect for this yin time of year.
Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to teach a restorative class, the first of three to raise some funds for non-profit organization Yogabear.
I am prepping for my Relax & Renew restorative yoga intensive with Judith Hanson Lasater in March, so I had planned to do these classes to help me get ready for the course. Though somehow the idea of charging for these classes did not feel right.
When the inspirational Bee Bosnak of Beeyond Yoga put out a call for other teachers who might like to join her in teaching donation-based classes for Yogabear it sounded perfect! Yogabear is a non-profit organisation that connects cancer patients and survivors with free therapeutic and restorative yoga classes. As soon as I heard about this I decided that all proceeds raised from my classes however big or small should go to this wonderful cause.
A few hours after last week’s class I got a message from one of my friends who came along (and who has been very stressed lately) saying that she felt so much better. I was so happy to hear that. And it was a gentle reminder of why I want to teach. To be able to facilitate that sense of feeling better for someone, in however small a way makes me feel so grateful.
As I type, I am already looking forward to teaching class two of three tomorrow afternoon. Happy Weekend