This is an incredibly hard letter to write and it’s times like these that I am incredibly grateful for my spiritual practice. It’s not perfect and it’s not infallible but it is mine, and over the last few months it has been both my anchor and my guiding star. Thank god. So together lets take one deep inhale, one deep exhale and I’ll tell you my news.
I am leaving Berlin.
I’ve spent seven amazing, crazy, difficult and wondrous years in this great city but over the last few months it’s become clear to me that it’s time to head off on the next adventure. So many of the teachings I’ve shared with you during our time together have been about the inevitably of change, and the benefits of non attachment, and in 2017 the universe has really been in my face making sure that I’m living these teachings myself. So here I am. Leaving the security of my adopted home behind to go traveling and figure out what comes next.
It’s pretty big. And I’m not going to lie – I’m pretty terrified. At times like these I take comfort in the wise words of Saint Nick Cave ‘You jumped in to the abyss and found it only came up to your knees’. I’m ready to jump into the abyss. I just hope it’s ready for me.
Part of what makes this whole process of leaving so hard is my love for you. My dedicated, brave, beautiful students. Before I became a yoga teacher I never suspected that I would learn more from my students than they could ever learn from me and yet it’s turns out that’s exactly how this whole thing it works. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have given me. I see your hard work, and how far you’ve come, and how much wonder is still out in front of you and it touches me so deeply. I have been so blessed to be part of such a wild, brave, creative and compassionate community. I just wish I could put you all in my backpack and take you with me.
I’m headed off to South East Asia for at least the next 6 months and plan to do some teaching while I’m there. So let’s stay in touch! Who knows, maybe our paths will cross again on the other side of the world?
On a practical note my last regular class will be on Wednesday October 4th at Kreuzberg Yoga. All Wednesday and Friday classes will run as usual until then. My 10 class cards are still valid for both my classes and Victoria’s classes, until then. I’ll also be teaching pop up classes in Mitte between now and then so keep an eye on my Instagram and facebook for all the details. I am also planning a special ‘last class’ and will let you know when that’s confirmed.
I hope to see you before I go. And I apoligise if there are A LOT of tears mingled through my teaching over these coming weeks. I kinda suck at goodbyes so it’s going to be interesting to see how I handle the ones that are coming my way……I’ll try to remember to always have some tissues on me…….