Monday, September 8, 2008

~Rising Lotus~

('Rising Lotus' 2008 Acrylic on Canvas)



One evening, a couple of years ago, I was laying on my yoga mat in my bedroom, after concluding my practise. I'm trying to think of how to accurately describe my feelings...I guess it was a moment of other-worldly calm...I felt totally open, and surrendered to whatever happened to flow through me. In that moment I had a little epiphany...in that moment I knew that I wanted to spread this feeling to others. I went downstairs where Jon was watching hockey with our kids and told him that I wanted to learn to teach yoga. He was his usual supportive self. I researched programs...we tried to figure out when, and how on earth we could afford it. At that time it seemed a little out of reach...but if there is one thing I have learned in my life, it's just to trust that things will unfold as they are meant too.

And so now here I am...this Friday I start my teacher program...finally! I am smiling ear to ear as I type this...just because it feels so very right. Jon asked me if I was nervous...and truth be told, I wasn't, until he asked me. ;) Honestly though, I know it's going to be great...and it pretty much has to be, because I have a full class of people right now waiting for me to finish...My head is aswim with ideas for classes that combine yoga with art...and journaling...for big kids...for little kids...I can't wait, and yet I must. I think there is a Buddhist saying...Each step of the journey is a journey, or something like that? Well, my toes are wiggling bravely forward...itching to take yet another step.

Namaste....:)

14 comments:

Brandi said...

oh wow! that is so awesome! I think you'll be an awesome teacher and I'm so excited for you!

Sacred Suzie said...

How absolutely exciting for you! Way to go embracing this exciting and spiritual journey. Yoga is very important to me too, I think yoga teachers are some of the most important people in the world. My first teacher truly changed me and how I lived my life. I'm sure you will also do that for others.

Carol said...

Celeste: A BIG congratulations to you!! It's lovely when the job that we do is something which we love. And I love your painting, it's so colourful and calming, it makes me yearn for my own paint brushes again :-)

Bohemian Single Mom said...

First of all....LOVE that painting! You should bring it with you and hang it in the yoga room.
Ohhh, this is such great news!
You'll do great, I know it, and what an exciting idea to introduce some art into the class.
You are an amazing woman - an inspiring, beautiful soul!
Congrats!
xo

smith kaich jones said...

Celeste - This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! And can I add wonderful!!??! LOL! I wish I lived near you because I would sign up for your class! Congratulations!!!

:) Debi

daisies said...

how absolutely wonderful ~ you are going to be such a fabulous teacher, i so wish i lived closer, sigh ... yay you!

Caroline said...

That painting is wonderful! It just "speaks" to me. You have an amazing talent

Tammie Lee said...

Oh how wonderful!
So lovely that you have people that want study with you already, plus all your wonderful creative ideas! I am so happy for you.

Also your painting is lovely. There is a wonderful feeling that yoga can bring in it!

megg said...

well done and GOOD LUCK!!!!!!! As you know, I am just beginning tentative yoga steps - I'll continue to think of you for inspiration!!

GOOD LUCK!!!

AwtemNymf said...

Namaste- I love the confidence you have within you. Good Luck on your teaching class!

AwtemNymf said...

btw- I love that Lotus painting. Such vivid colors and the moon.... awesome!

Lori said...

That is wonderful for you and you are helping others to which makes it even better - following your heart is bliss. I love your painting - gorgeous!

julochka said...

what a lovely story!! i'll bet you'll be a great yoga teacher! :-)

Jaime said...

Oh Celeste! I am so excited for you!
I too wish I lived closer to you so I could take your classes. I have been longing to get back to the yoga studio.
Wishing you so much success and love and happiness in everything you do, beautiful one.

xo