Today was Day 1 of a month-long yoga teacher training intensive at a studio in Hells Kitchen. I can already tell this is going to be an amazing month of self discovery and growth! One of the best parts of today was making my first big-city-friends! Let me tell you a little bit about my new asana crew.
There’s Norma, a 50-something delightful Hindu woman who, when asked to complete the sentence “I am the one who…” chose “LOVES NORMA!”
There’s Jamie, a social worker from Long Island who already invited me to the beach!
Vanessa - a teacher at a school in Brooklyn.
Matt, the struggling actor-dancer-singer with whom I shared my seaweed snacks.
There’s Tsipi, a spirited young girl with a really cool name.
Laura, a recent grad school graduate who also went abroad to Australia.
Jess lives in Jersey with her parents and is trying to figure life out.
Georgia is studying classical voice at IU.
The ability to make friends and build a supportive community here is something I have anxiety about. But after today, I have a newfound sense of hope and belonging. More to come…