“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.”
It’s been a whirlwind of change these past few weeks at Purple Lotus. A few weeks ago our studio landlord (and neighbour) let us know they had intentions of expanding their business into our studio and we were given notice to find a new home. After lots and lots of space viewing with my amazing support team (thank you!) I’ve decided on 60 Calgary Ave. It is close to Safeway and beside Service BC and the YWCA. It’s about 200 sq ft. larger than our current space with loads of easy parking and lots of potential. I am aiming for classes to be held there as of Monday November 28, if renovations happen as planned.
Change makes you dig deep. It makes you examine what’s important and everything not in alignment with your priorities tends to fall away. It feels like a cleansing of sorts, whether you want it or not! All kinds of wisdom traditions (yoga philosophy included) tell us there is suffering when we attach to things/people/circumstances. That freedom and expansion are to be had if we can accept and flow with what is happening in the current moment. Of course, this is much easier said than done, but “flowing” has been my big practice these past few weeks and it’s a worthy practice to take on. It involves allowing all feelings in without negating unpleasant ones and doing daily the things that make me feel like my clearest self so that my actions are aligned with my deepest intentions . Yoga, breathwork and meditation, dancing and good nutrition keep me balanced. But the life changing aspect of flow, these past few weeks, has been accepting the help, guidance and companionship of my dearest friends and family while I navigate the waves of life. I’m continually reminded of the power of community and connection and I’m so grateful for all of you who helped make our current space as sweet as it is and I’ll do everything possible to create a new space worthy of your awesome vibes.
I’ll be away at teacher training for much of October but please email me should you have any input or questions. I’d love to hear from you!
Kamala, September 28/16