Stage 2 of Pandemic 2020 has arrived for Ontarians and it has provided us with a little breathing room.
A recent trip to the beach gave me some renewed appreciation for the elements, for swimming in the lake, getting a sunny glow, to even hearing the seagulls. The folks were respectful there, setting up camp and walking the thin trails leading to the beach, keeping the recommended social distance. Even the post-beach ice cream cone with pandemic provisions in place was thoroughly enjoyed.
We taught our first yoga class outside at my business. Oh, my heart. Connection. Real life connection. I was simply so grateful to everybody that came to our very first lawn yoga class. It was a full house! Or should I say full lawn? Everyone was set up six feet apart from each other on the lawn. It had been many months since we’ve taught a class in person. There were tears. There was laughter. There was connection. We had been connecting with our students through online meditation and yoga classes, but there is no replacement for real life connection. Truly, outdoor yoga is one of my favorite things to do, so it is a win-win situation.