Broken Open – paradigm shift!!
To say that my life has shifted dramatically over the past four weeks is probably a bit of an understatement. I came down with I thought was a stomach virus on April 7th. Within 72 hours I was diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent emergency neurosurgery on April 12, 2017.
I am healing amazingly well from the surgery and had very little post-surgical pain. While the diagnosis is quite serious, I have felt so loved and supported from people near and far, and would have to describe these past three weeks have been a very spiritual time in my life – and filled with more blessings than I could have ever imagined.
In the next several months I will necessarily be needing to devote my energy to my treatment and healing. Consequently I will be stepping away from all work responsibilities during this time. Two wonderful Yoga Loft colleagues – Claire Malone and Laura Garrison – have agreed to take over teaching the Wednesday morning classes at the Yoga Loft through the spring. My Yin classes have been cancelled for the rest of the spring session. I am hopeful that I will be able to return to teaching yoga part-time in the fall if treatment progresses well, but I will most likely need to take a leave of absence from my massage practice for at least a year. I have many dear and talented massage colleagues who have agreed to take referrals from my practice, so please contact me if you are wanting a referral for a massage therapy during this time.
Back on the Mat
I returned to my personal yoga practice last week and that has been feeling wonderful. All my years of yoga training will be put to the test as I embark on the next phase in life’s journey! Your prayers, well-wishes, emails and cards have boosted my spirits tremendously, so thanks for all the caring and love you have been showering my way. I hope you have a beautiful spring and summer and I hope to see you back “on the mat” this fall.