Leaning into what feels hard
As time goes on, I will be sharing much more about my new undertaking of becoming a “Let Your Yoga Dance” instructor. When I was a young child, I took all kinds of dance classes from a local dance studio in Simsbury. Miss Gloria Rossetti made quite an impact in my early life. Under her instruction, I performed at Eno Memorial Hall in Simsbury. One time in particular stands out when I was about seven years old. I was singing and dancing to two songs entitled, “I’m getting married in the morning” and “Get me to the Church on Time”. Can you picture my costume? You got it--a long, silky wedding gown complete with veil and bridal bouquet. This was a solo routine. I was a bundle of nerves but back in that time period emotions didn’t get front billing. So I stepped onstage, heart pounding wildly, and all I could remember was the words to the song. I drew a complete blank on dance steps!! Luckily, I did a pretty good job of improvising. As they say in the business, “the show must go on”.
Anyway, as I embark on this new dance/yoga training, my memories of those early dance experiences have appeared. A few weeks ago, I awoke to a crippling fear and felt unsure if I could really do this training. Well, I have leaned in, asked for help and have kept moving forward. Yesterday was a break-through for me. I did my first practice teach with a friend. I was fully present and remembered the choreography. I was connected to myself and felt the music move my soul as my joy radiated throughout our dance space. Life is all about leaning in to what is hard.
I could have scrapped this entire pursuit a few weeks ago. I could have aligned with that old fearful voice that said, “this is too hard”. Instead, I rallied support from others and embraced the learning in easy, little chunks. Here I am a few weeks later feeling proud of what I have mastered so far and ready to ownmy “Let Your Yoga dance” teacher role.
We will be launching a combined meditation/Let Your Yoga dance monthly events beginning in October. Hope you can join us. Let Your Yoga Dance is a wonderful dance experience that combines user-friendly movement, moving yoga, and music from around the world that helps unleash the chakras, the seven energy centers in our body.