Fall/Winter Newsletter 2022: Let’s Hibernate

It’s fall! As much as I love summer it has been nice to feel the need (want?) for a sweatshirt & notice a few leaves turning gold.

As I enter this fall season my yoga classes get whittled down to 2 per week. It was amazing to teach at a new location for Farm Yoga this last summer. I am hoping to teach there again summer 2023. I had a hobby lavender farm reach out & we did 2 yoga sessions in the middle of a lavender field. That was pretty amazing. I was reminded again to go where the love flows when I am getting new outdoor gigs. I don’t have to push any doors open in that regard, I can walk through the already, wide open doors.

As the cold seeps in slowly (let it be slow!) I will be focusing on yet another new job. It’s been amazing to transition to a new career that I really love. I feel like I’ve been in training mode for the last 2 years & am looking forward to staying at the same job(s) for a while & getting into a nice groove. I crave stability.

I also hope to rest a lot more this winter. I took a picture (as I often do) of myself before Farm Yoga & when I was about to post it I had to pause. I looked tired. Like dead bone tired. I was reminded again that it’s not good for me to burn the candle at both ends. The scary part about this was that I didn’t even realize it until I saw myself. So I hope to have days when I don’t have as much planned, I can get into nature, or even lay around & do nothing. I also have been pretty committed to attending my good friends kundalini class every Sunday. It is a type of rest for me, I feel invigorated & reset to start my week.

Catch me for now at the The Circuit (bouldering gym) in Tigard, OR every Thursday at 7pm. It’s $20 to drop-in but that includes the whole day so you can climb too.

May you be happy.

May you be peaceful.

May you be free.

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. ~Namaste!

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