The entire month of September each class I lead and practised, my intention was TRANSITION. On the mat, the transitions can be fluid, smooth and playful. They are also very intentional, when I lead the class, there is always something I want you to tap into (if you want/can). Perhaps I know everyone in is class is tired, I will purposefully either lead a class that will up lift them, or send them straight to bed.
They require your full attention and kindness and vigilance. The greatest transition one can make is to be conscious. To take responsibility and be accountable, reliable, and aware. Naturally, it is much more encouraging when these transitions occur with a community, a team, a family, someone with you. Yet, there are moments in life where we gotta face the music alone, and detach from the patterns, the webs which kept us going in automatic behaviour. Which brings me to the state of the world.
It is difficult to read the news. Many people have altogether stopped doing so. Other people have created their own version of news, and it is strenuous to say the least, to decipher where is the thread that links us to REAL NEWS? How do we know what we are reading, learning, consuming, sharing, believing...how do we know if it is real?
19 years ago, when 9/11 happened, one of the major changes that occurred, besides the brutal, invasion in Afghanistan and Iraq, was the altering of journalism in terms of what news was allowed to be dissemenated. The way in which we got information, and digested news. This becomes so problematic if you are not in the know. If you are just going about your day, going to work, paying your taxes, bills, trying, to be a “good citizen” and participating in what is being asked of you...none of this means that we are necessarily CONSCIOUS though. So someone is always guiding us, leading us somewhere, and we can be alert, or not.
The thread of 19 years ago we (north western nations) supported the bombings in Afghanistan and Iraq, we accepted the news of these people being evil, horrible terrorists, and heard it on repeat over and over again, til they were no longer really human, til, we didn’t care that there is yet another explosion, blast, attack with hundreds or even thousands gone! Just like that, we no longer flinched. We bought our coffee to go, and maybe some more things to go and went about our day. OUR problems. Those aren’t our problems...and those very people who managed to run away and make it here to the western borders, they too are demonized as barbaric, fundamentalists. 9/11 is a point in time historically speaking where things changed. Drastically I might add.
Another such change recently was the 2008 economic crisis. This changed the face of the left really. It created a major platform for the right wing populists to be right where they are now. And we are all watching, EYES WIDE OPEN, what will happen of this PANDEMIC???
Who is in charge? Is it you? You and your community? Is it the government? Is it fake news? Is it a conspiracy theory? Is it the world health organization? Everyone has an opinion, and a lot of people are experts, and so many are really SO PETRIFIED of the change, the TRANSITION that is happening, silently, loudly, locally and globally. The transition is enormous, it requires an altogether re-patterning.
ONE IN WHICH WE FIRST TRULY MUST ALIGN WITH THE EARTH.
We are now being asked to rethink the present and future, to make colossal alterations in our homes,spending, consuming, culture, traditions, and way of life. We are being asked to be conscious and connect TOGETHER to shine light on what is important, and this transition will not be smooth, it will not take a teaspoon of sugar to help the medicine go down... it will require our diligence, and our love for freedom, courage to be humane, and a lot of practice!!!!
This Month we have so many wonderful workshops, courses, and classes lined up for you. We have two full Moon classes one is a Harvest full moon on the 1st, the second is a Blue Moon on Halloween night!
We are excited to include children in our off the mat events this season! Stay tuned and up to date with all our events and classes on our website and social media.
I want to say that it is very demanding to open and run a studio in the time of Corona, and that I am so proud of my team, and all the people who keep showing up. With big love and respect, lets move forward consciously.
Yours Christina and YG