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Blessing in Disguise
Posted 11-23-2015

This weekend I was supposed to be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota teaching at the new studio of my colleague, Gretchen Borgum. I was so excited to be bringing a full load of Forrest Yoga and iRest Yoga Nidra workshops to her space, Soul Movement Studio. I was thrilled to get her invite (and we will rebook this weekend!), delighted to meet the community in a new city and geeking out on what I could bring with me to teach them. I've been prepping for months - delicately researching and planning each workshop. In the last week alone I likely spent 15 hours on my lesson plans and making sure everything would work smoothly as a weekend experience. I prepped my life here at home to make sure I was all set for the weekend - snacks packed, laundry cleaned, emails answered. I knew that a snowstorm was heading for Chicago on Saturday and that Sioux Falls would get some of that snow on Friday when I was due to leave. I figured I would beat the worst of the snowstorm by taking the first flight out of O'Hare to Sioux Falls...Mother Nature had other plans. Mid-way through our initial descent into Sioux Falls we had to turn around and go back to Chicago because conditions had gotten so bad due to the snow. Back in Chicago I was told the Sioux Falls airport was closed until further notice, the remaining flights of the day were either fully booked or cancelled. [caption id="attachment_331" align="aligncenter" width="225"]The snow in Sioux Falls by morning - already very deep and still going strong! Photo courtesy of my host Gretchen Borgum! The snow in Sioux Falls by morning - already very deep and still going strong! Photo courtesy of my host Gretchen Borgum![/caption]


Featured Event

Sacred Space with Live Music from Dave Hiltebrand - December 5, 2015 - 1-3pm - Namaskar Yoga - 3946 N Southport - Chicago, IL

$40 / $50 by Nov. 30 REGISTER HERE

The end of the year can be a stressful and challenging time - deadlines to meet, so many parties in so little time, and oftentimes family engagements added to the mix. Sugary foods and extra libations can leave you feeling drained of energy. Carve out some sacred space for yourself this month to refresh with a Restorative Forrest Yoga practice followed by a deep immersion into the meditative path of iRest Yoga Nidra - both set to live music by the amazing Dave Hiltebrand ( Breathe deeply, release tension from your hips and lower back, neck and shoulders, and recharge your brightness for the season of lights. Allison will bring the yoga, Dave will be the soundtrack. Finish off with a talking circle where you can choose to share your reflections on the sacredness of the season through your experiences or to sit with the sacredness of silence. Appropriate for all levels and abilities of practitioners.