Life begins outside of your comfort zone

Comfort zone plaque in my kitchen

I simply love to teach yoga and movement.

Even in my position as an Exercise Physiologist in our local hospital’s Cardiac Rehab department, my favorite part of working with our patients is educating them on how to either return to or begin adding regular exercise and overall movement to their daily lives. COVID-19 brought that to a halt. Soon it became apparent that my home studio yoga classes were also no longer viable, given social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations. My initial response was to refer my customers to the many online classes and videos currently available. The thought of my taking on the technological hurdles required to teach virtually never occurred to me, as technology has never come easy for me.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” (Neale Donald Walsh, American Author)

I have a plaque in my kitchen that bears these words. It is one of the first things I set my eyes on in the morning after I get up. One morning recently, it triggered one of those lightbulb moments for me. You see I recently became a grandma! My little nugget, Caiden Rae, lives far too many miles from me. I have been trying to figure out how I will be able to visit her (and both of my children) more often and not constantly disrupt my teaching. Now it’s obvious. Teaching online will allow me to stay connected with my classes AND travel to be with my family.

nutritious breakfast with grain bread, spinach, avocado, salmon, sauerkraut, and egg

Salmon, eggs, avocado – all the good stuff for a delicious and nutritious breakfast!

I have a lot to learn but I am thrilled to have been able to share yoga with local and new folks these past many weeks. I believe many of you have also come out of your comfort zone to figure out virtual yoga. Thank you for your efforts. Moving forward, as I grasp more and more of the technology to maintain a virtual teaching presence, I hope to grow this community.

Good Eats!

Looking for an awesome breakfast that doesn’t skimp on flavor or color? Sprouted grain bread, avocado, spinach, nutritional yeast, salmon mixed with organic greek yogurt, ruby sauerkraut, and a farm fresh boiled egg. Nutritious grains, good fats, plenty of protein, a dose of probiotics in the kraut, and some extra vitamins and minerals from the yeast.


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