Great news P&P followers! Starting Friday, September 17th I’ll be teaching a permanent class at Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge, MA. Class will be from 7:15 to 8:30pm! It’s a delicious all-levels, heated class.
I’m thrilled to be a part of the inspiring teaching staff at Prana, though accepting this class forced me to look hard at my schedule. Working full-time, teaching four nights a week, maintaining the relationships, friendships and lifestyle that I love, PLUS finding time for my own practice and learning to play tennis meant that something had to give.
What gave was my Monday night class where I work the front desk at the studio in exchange for taking the class free. I ADORE the teacher for this class, but I’ve got to be honest and give myself the time and space to just relax.
It’s taken many years to learn that I am an introvert trapped inside an extrovert. I still struggle with this as I love being busy, having a schedule, doing things I love with people I care about, but I also require significant amounts of “down time”. Time to decompress, to watch a silly movie and paint my toenails. Maybe cook a meal. Or maybe just sit in a quiet place and read a book for an hour or two. Every so often I need some “me” time.
Giving up Monday night wasn’t easy and I feel guilty about having to say no. But I realize that whatever sad/guilty feelings I may have about saying “no” now, will be far outweighed when I don’t have a melt down mid-way through the fall because I’m over-committed and stressed out.
Self-knowledge. Sometimes it’s a real kick in the teeth.