Friday I had to call a hiatus on Friday Drop-in Lunch Yoga. I feel confident I can start back up that last Friday in November. As I was chatting with Dori, one of my yoginis, in the hallway this week about all the things coming up in the next month at work she assured me a break might be in order. As we parted ways I felt she had a point. It would be better to take a break than to add to my stress by trying to be the kind of yoga teacher I want to be. I have been less than focused these last couple weeks. If you remember I was unable at the last minute to even make it to class two weeks ago. I still feel terrible about that.
Next week I will be off work completely so that I may assist my husband post surgery. The following week I will be working off site so that I can be available if additional care is necessary. The week after that is the holiday week of Thanksgiving, so a class that Friday will be unnecessary. It was with relief I emailed the group that we won’t be coming together for yoga.
In the meantime, while I am taking this break I will be going back to my home yoga studio, the studio that is my place to hang out as a student. It is a great studio. The teachers there are focused and yoga centric while they are teaching. Very few people there know that I am a yoga teacher. I am ready to be a student again. I am ready to immerse myself in the motions of yoga with regard only to my own alignment, to allow my own focus to build back up. I need to fill up so that I again have the enthusiasm I had when I started this drop-in class. I look forward to freshening up my practise. My hiatus may have just turned into a very short sabbatical. I get to be the student. A little break in the action is sometimes a very good thing.