Since I’ve been back from the festival, all I’ve really wanted to do is slow down. Just stay at home, & as cliche as it sounds, cook & clean. All Summer long I’ve been going strong & have had some amazing opportunities. In between those opportunities: swim lessons, splash parks, & tons of time outside or at our local pool.
So much time in the sun & I’ve really relished every golden moment of it.
But now it’s time to slow down & listen softly for the season to turn. I spent so many years in Southern California before moving to Oregon almost 4 years ago, if you can imagine I was sick of the sun. Exactly 3 Oregon Winters cured that insanity & I really embraced the summer this year which felt really good.
Going slow & being still feels good too because I have been a bit sick this past week. Also, yesterday I was minding my own business walking down the stairs when my right heel missed the step. I overcompensated & somehow my left toes came crashing down ballerina style, which I don’t even know why I would be pointing my toes, lol. I felt a ghastly snapping & doubled over backwards in horrible pain.
A bruising, taping, & iced 24 hours later I’m still hobbling around. I teach power Vinyasa at 7! Another opportunity to stretch & strengthen my yoga wings, eh?
Looking forward to cold air, sweaters, & fires in the fireplace. Wishing all of you out there to receive what you most need & maybe some of what you want too.
Published by Liz Brower
I've practiced yoga since 2006, I stumbled into a class at my local gym. I didn't really "get" yoga, I wanted to do all of the poses to the max, I didn't focus on breathing, and I was very competitive. A year later I quit smoking and my mom purchased a three month unlimited to a local studio. I fell in love with yoga! Plus the metaphor was strong, my lungs began to repair, I could take really deep inhales without coughing! I later began to go to a free outdoor yoga classes in downtown Long Beach, CA that was also affiliated with a donation based studio. Yoga was fun, affordable, accessible, and outside! I loved it. I started practicing at home by myself. I started meditating.
Right after I found the classes at the gym stopped drinking alchohol. My sobriety and yoga have intertwined ever since. They compliment each other amazingly and I am so grateful for them both.
I stopped practicing yoga after getting pregnant and being caught up with the taking care of a newborn in 2013/2014. When he was 9 months old I realized that I really wanted to redirect myself back to yoga. I also had the seed planted in my mind while driving home from Christmas break, why don't you go do a yoga teacher training?! I started practicing yoga at a local studio and began scouring the internet for a teacher training program. I found Three Sisters Yoga, a lovely program, based out of NY & PDX. I was more than motivated to teach, I started teaching some free yoga in the summer of 2015 at a local park. I continued after that with an internship at the same studio I had signed back up with at the beginning of the year. I quit my day job. I hit the pavement, scouring for yoga gigs that would hire a newbie. I found a job and began to teach!
Now I am navigating the great balance of being a single mom, a yoga teacher, and doing my best to trust my higher power with my future. I love to teach and practice vinyasa, but also know what it's like to be drawn to slower types of yoga due to injury or body type. I feel a special affinity for yoga new comers and like to teach practice at all different levels. Thank you for taking time to read a little more about me and I wish all of you the best in your own individual yoga practice.
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2 thoughts on “BEING STILL”
Go get an x ray. I broke my fifth metatarsal. Some bones in the feet require immobilization.
Oh no!! Geez I hope your foot heals quickly.