Two things happened this past week — I sold my house in Toronto, and I firmed up the deal on my new house in Moncton, New Brunswick. In 38 days, we'll get in the car and drive away.
It's a strange thing, how this happened. When my house went on the market 10 weeks ago, we thought it would just be a couple of weeks of inconvenience, and then we could return to living and working in the house until just before we left. Who knew at that point that a virus we'd been hearing about on the other side of the world would change our lives so drastically, so quickly?
Although the house has sold, and the studio space no longer needs to be a staged living room, I still am unable to open it up for classes due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. And so it seems that my time teaching in Toronto has come to an end. I had had visions of that final class, of chanting OM with people one last time. I'd imagined the feeling I would have — the sadness that comes with endings mingled with gratitude, affection, a satisfaction with what I had done here. It's interesting to realise that this won't happen. There are many people who had come to classes here that I won't have a chance to say goodbye to, I won't be able to thank personally for showing up week after week. I'm using this experience to remind myself that it's important to be present with what is happening, instead of hoping for things to be a different way.
I am, of course, still grateful to everyone who came to classes here over the years. Teaching here has been a wonderful experience. I've met so many interesting people, and have learned a lot about yoga, teaching, and myself. Please keep in touch!
I will be finishing up with my private clients over the next few weeks, and with any Buteyko clients that I currently have. I'll be available to start again teaching online sometime in late August or early September. Email me if you have any questions.
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