Forgive me for being a bit self-indulgent but yes, yoga does give me so much joy! I am still feeling blissful after my recent children’s yoga class in Chiswick. This was my first class in the area and so a lot of hard work had gone into class planning and promotion to deliver what I hope was a beautiful experience for both parents and children. Thankfully all parents said they would definitely recommend the class to a friend, so for that I am truly grateful.
My aim is for yoga to give us all joy! Joy in the class room and joy outside of the class room. During class the other week, our activities ranged from breathing exercises to singing as well as going on a yoga adventure on the wild side! When I asked everyone at the end of the class if it would be OK to go over by 5 minutes, little hands shot up to say yes and my heart just swelled with happiness.
Image: Children's breathing exercise with Rupy
Our yoga practise together can bring joy to others indirectly – charities for example. Giving back to the community and to others less fortunate then us is an important part of my yoga practise. I offer a percentage of my profits from each class to a local charity chosen by the parents and their children. On this occasion, the benefiting charity is The Shelter Project Hounslow. This initiative is about Churches in the Borough of Hounslow working together to offer the homeless a safe and warm environment during winter.
Finally, I’d like to share my gratitude to my first students in Chiswick and their willing parents to get down on the mat together and have fun! I also offer deep gratitude to my Guru Ji, my shining friend/volunteer on the day Heloise, and all my friends and family for their love and support that has lifted me and carried me through this yogic journey.
I very much hope to welcome you all to class soon...