Yoga… who knew!

I’ll be home tomorrow and back to posting about quilting but here’s one more yoga post.

Our graduation ceremony was on the beach as the sun was setting. We made a ‘tunnel of love’ to run through, one at a time, to receive our diploma.

The light from the setting sun was very glowy. If you consider that I’ve only been practicing yoga for a couple of years, it’s amazing to me that I am now a certified yoga teacher.

Group photo on the beach. I’m in there, second row, right side. You can take the 200-hour certification course anywhere, but going to a place like the Zen Spirit Center is pretty nice. It’s remote so the only distractions come from nature.

It’s hard to take a photo of people in yoga poses when you are in the middle of your own pose, so I don’t have any to share. The next photo is of me, Amanda, Cathy, and Sophie after our last practicum in our yoga shala, the space where we practiced most of the time.

I didn’t usually carry my phone on our sunrise meditation walks but I loved the reflections so much that I took my phone once, to capture the moment.

The tides moved in and out a lot more than I thought they would. Maybe because the beach was so flat. When it was like this, the reflections from the sky were crazy amazing.

Our last sunset on the beach after graduation was spectacular! We watched, and watched, and took pictures, and watched some more. I will miss this, and the stars in the dark night sky.

I am grateful to have had the chance to take part in this class. I am thankful that I had two such great teachers (Liz Heffernan and Alison Scola) to learn from. I am happy to have traveled along this path with strangers who became friend—except for Andrea, who was already a friend and is now a better friend!

Yoga is more than poses. A consistent yoga practice, combined with a variety of breathing choices, can lead to new ways to enjoy your life. It’s pretty great :-).

14 thoughts on “Yoga… who knew!

  1. Congratulations Becky and thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I have always been intrigued by yoga but since I’m a little on the heavy side, reluctant to try.

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  2. I found yoga a few years ago and think it saved my life. It’s all about strength, flexibility and balance regardless of your body weight, as well as peace of mind! Wish I’d found it earlier in my life. So happy for you Becky! Love your photography!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this journey with us. The photos are marvelous – do I see a couple of quilts from them? Sunset? Reflections on water?

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  4. Congratulations on your most recent achievement! I’m sure it has positive effects on the mind as well as the body. Thank you for sharing your experience and your photos.

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  5. That is fabulous! Yoga is a love of mine. Wish I was disciplined to do more, but it has been part of my life off and on for almost 50 years! Flexibility rocks!! Congratulations and enjoy.

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  6. Congratulations on your new title! I’ve been practicing yoga for a number of years and I’d take a yoga class from you if I was closer than I am.
    Namaste. 🙏

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