Open to learn from people and experiences.
Open to grow in both familiar and uncomfortable spaces.
Open to change, open to bloom… always.
Rain is like the yoga practice.
Sometimes we are quiet and still, listening with an undistracted ear. Other times we are actively engaged, experiencing it barefoot, without umbrella or raincoat, or some variation in between.
Cleansing, nourishing and renewing.
Walking through Latitude Sports Club, Salisbury you don’t go far without seeing a familiar face and saying hello. Members talk before and after classes, on their way in and out of the club and while working out. Many refer to it as their gym family…and this large family of members, instructors, trainers and staff has been adopted. We are now Boston Sports Club, and this has been a hot topic of conversation.
As New Englanders, we are skeptical of change. We have our routines and we like them. The unknown makes us uncomfortable. It’s not easy. However, change is often necessary for something to continue on.
Walking through the club you notice the energy – multiple classes going on, runners and walkers on the track, the weight and cardio machines in use and the activity in the pool, basketball courts and racquetball courts. If you weren’t feeling motivated before you walked in, you do now.
As we move forward, new routines will become familiar. Our name may have changed, but we are still the same family of members, instructors, trainers and staff working together, supporting each other and doing what we love.
I am finishing a one week vacation at Zoetry Auga in Punta Cana. A destination for me to vacation and be a yoga student again.
Yoga classes at Zoetry are located in the spa and the space is indoors, yet open to the outdoors. Lush green gardens surround the studio inviting the birds and their songs and the temperature is mid 80’s, even at 8:30AM, providing a natural heated studio.
Estefany Vargas is the yoga instructor here. She offers a daily class to the visitors of the resort. The class is a mix of Vinyasa and Hatha styles, and Estefany leads the group in a very calm, strong and encouraging manner. Although her group changes as vacations begin and end, she does not hesitate to get to know us, and help us reach our potential in a posture. She is genuine in her love for the practice.
As an instructor, it is a treat to hang up my teaching hat and practice yoga as a student. It reminds me what it’s like to try a class for the first time; and by the end of the week, what it’s like to participate in a class I am familiar with. It brings a different perspective and deeper understanding of the practice and the process of teaching and learning.
After class, breakfast, and then to the soft sand beach where the sky is deep blue, the ocean is teal with occasional white caps and the greens are varied, deep and bright. After a swim, it is easy to fall back into shavasana. Namaste.
Real estate, yoga and art each have a process, path or journey to travel and I meet many people along the way. Thank you for being here, I am glad our paths have crossed.
Many thanks to the yogis for agreeing to be photographed and many thanks to my tech savvy friend who built the site and taught me a few things along the way. I am grateful for your contributions and happy with the new look!
Making a mark – so powerful. It proves existence, and change. Where there was nothing, suddenly there is something.
We are as original and unique as each day and live in a world that is constantly changing. Breath by breath, we are part of this constant change, made to make marks, made to create, made to change. The tricky part is not to allow obstacles to stand in the way.
Yoga is a medium that allows us to make a mark upon the body, mind and spirit. Each practice imprints itself upon the internal world and where there was nothing, suddenly there is something, more.
Heated Vinyasa Flow
Latitude Sports Club, Salisbury
Wed 8:00AM Studio 3
Sun 9:30AM Group Fitness Studio
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