Moving from summer into fall is always a change – a welcome change from all the heat and fires, late nights and lack of schedules, to an unwelcome reality that those long hot days are no longer upon us and that structure in our lives means less time, sometimes, to have free flowing fun. As we feel with so many things, the seasons changing just highlights this, change is inevitable whether we are ready for it or not. I have seen many people go through life changes in the last year, myself included, and am watching how it all plays out in my life and theirs. Despite my best effort to embrace change, I notice myself digging in my heels and holding onto an imaginary rope because whatever is coming down the path is unknown and therefore frightening. A lot of this coincides with my yoga practice, I resist in a lunge or in a forward fold or in a harder pose because it is uncomfortable for me due to tight hamstrings or tight low back, and the more I push back the harder the pose becomes and the less I benefit from it. The more I give in and let my body soften, the more intense it becomes, but then I realize I have truly experienced the pose. Sure most of life’s lessons are not just a moment or two, they can be months or years of excruciating moments, but pushing back instead of leaning in, just puts off the inevitable, that you have to feel, good and bad, and experience good and bad, to truly live.
Our fall schedule will begin on Monday, September 30th. Look for a full slate of evening classes, a beginner’s series and noon classes along with our usual classes.
I wish you all much peace and serenity (in whatever form that comes in) in the next coming months.
Breathing Room Yoga
108 W. Callender St.
Livingston, MT 59047
Directions to the studio: If you are coming from Bozeman get off on the first Livingston exit. Take the road all the way into town until you hit a stop light, turn left onto Park St. Go through one traffic light on 5th St and then go four blocks and take a right onto Main St. Drive a block and take a left onto Callender St. Park there and we are at 108 W. Callender.
All of our class rates and passes are available on our price list page. We also offer private lessons, call us at 406-223-7148. We accept personal checks or cash, no debit or charge cards please. If you would like to pay via PayPal, I can send you an email and you can pay that way. Please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the studio at Breathing Room Yoga, 108 W. Callender, Livingston, MT 59047 406-223-7148