It’s January, and in the midst of winter, following the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we find ourselves at the beginning of a brand, new year. It can be exhilarating to think of a fresh start, turning a page on a new part of our life story. It can also be daunting, if we allow ourselves to become too caught up in creating “resolutions” with high (often unrealistic) expectations.
As we approach this brand new year, filled with possibilities and hope, may our intentions be rooted in love for ourselves and others. Set reasonable, attainable goals. Surround yourself with a community who supports and encourages you on this path. Create meaningful rituals for a healthier lifestyle. And remember that every ending offers a new beginning, so if you fall off the routine you have set for yourself, simply begin again, being present in the moment, just as it is.
We are embracing many changes at Asheville Community Yoga as well! We look forward to offering more yoga, qi gong, tai chi, meditation, and specialty classes, introducing you to more teachers’ wisdom and style of instruction, opening our Healing Arts rooms with wellness programs to enhance your practice and healthy lifestyle, as well as our cafe and child care. In the spring, we will continue our outdoor expansion efforts with a beautiful community garden and outdoor pavilion.
Wishing each of you a healthy, happy 2018! May you feel the support and encouragement of this remarkable community and grow more in your practice every day.