Friends, I am being pulled and pushed (and I imagine you are, too). I want to relax, tune-in, and cuddle with my kids on the couch. I want to start new groups and reinvent my business model so we can make it through this crisis. I want to teach more, I want to teach less.
Amidst it all I am feeling deep, boundless gratitude for my family, friends, and community. For my privilege and comfort and safety.
And in the same moment an aching despair for billions of people around the world who are suffering and whose lives will only be harder in the face of this global pandemic.
I am feeling all of my feelings and it is hard and messy.
I'm falling deep into my yoga and mindfulness practices and know that this is one of the many moments where I can let them guide me - to be with everything. The really hard, awful, body-hurting sadness. The pure joy when my kids erupt in laughter.
Remembering there is not one right answer but so many.
And part of my answer today is to give back. So, for the month of April, I'll be donating half of the proceeds of my Yoga to Renew & Restore class to Oxfam America's Global COVID-19 relief efforts. I'll be scheduling Pregnancy Support Circles to provide space for pregnant women to connect and be together while they prepare to bring their children into this time of uncertainty.
And the other half of the answer is to rest. To watch Frozen 2 with Caroline again and snuggle Aiden to sleep.
I'm sending so much love and light your way. We're in this together.