First newsletter of the New Year

Dearest Yoga Friends, 

It’s the first weekend of 2018 and I hope you are feeling happy with where you are at. I have had the luxury of a week of unexpected pockets of free time. Early morning yoga classes in town, long walks in the forest and the mountains. Tidying, sorting, throwing out, writing, planning. The perfect antidote to the previous weeks of madness with an abundance of family and friends, bars and booze. 

Classes in Dublin continue as before. I’m celebrating 13 years in RTE but still can’t persuade Ryan Tubridy to come to yoga ;-) Community classes are thriving. I have a packed schedule of teacher trainings in Yoga Hub so I haven’t even thought about planning Yoga Nidra workshops yet, that will come soon. 

Travel this year is to Verbier in Switzerland and Umbria in Italy with Exotic Yoga Retreats. Always a huge treat and each one brings new experiences and delights. I’m planting seeds for a short hop to teach a workshop in Amsterdam where I’ve been spending more time recently travelling with my Dad, more on that to come soon too. 

Teaching meditation is continually evolving for me, as is my passion for teaching good posture while guiding students through meditation practices. My newest client is Facebook, Dublin, I have a community class in Terenure and I’m planning collaborations with Lululemon in Brown Thomas. I will never desist from striving to teach people to relax at will! 

As a child, I thought the last thing in the world I would be is a teacher. That would be exactly like my Mum, the horror! Ballerina, maybe, movie star, maybe, rich world traveller, yes I’d like that. But plain ol’ teacher, no way! Oh, the irony… I cannot get enough. Like a moth to a flame I am particularly drawn to those wonderful souls who are so eager to question, explore and develop. Like so many of you reading this newsletter right now. May we always continue on this path of discovery. 

My wish for you for 2018 is simple. I hope you are happy and relaxed. From that place of happy and relaxed, I wish you the insight, the wisdom and the courage to take a really good look at your life, to take a really good look around you, and recognise what makes you happy and relaxed and do lots more of that. And hopefully, in some tiny way, I can be a part of that. 

As always, huge gratitude and much love, 

Sylvia. 

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

Jawaharial Nehru. 

 

Sylvia Ferguson