Please keep these three in your intentions. ~ Namaste
Jodi - The same day she taught her morning Vinyasa last Thursday, she went into the ER with abdominal pains. It turns out, she had appendicitis. Thankfully, it was discovered before the appendix burst. She was admitted to the ER for overnight antibiotics before having surgery on Friday. Jodi's marveling at the timing- she was supposed to be on a much-anticipated trip to Europe with her mom and instead went thru her second abdominal surgery in three months. It's been a disappointment for her mixed with relief to be healing at home and grateful it wasn't a worse situation. Jodi was just getting back into her practice from the last surgery and so it'll be some time before she's on her mat with you to once again find her toes in forward fold. Jodi will be back to teaching soon.
Jamie - Our sweet Imagination Yoga teacher was seven weeks into her first pregnancy when she learned it was ectopic and not viable. Her fallopian tube ruptured causing her to lose 50% of her blood volume. With a lifesaving abdominal surgery and blood transfusions, she is alive and healing. She is home to recover and will be on a six week leave until she can teach again. She misses the kids , Santosha, and her yoga practice. Jamie has a gift for finding a message in the lessons life brings us and she is gracefully taking this time to go inwards as her body heals. As she says, "as teachers and healers, we are learning a lot."
Brittany - Her cancer chemotherapy is an intense protocol, this week is five days in a row! And she is taking it to the highest level of health and healing, doing all she can through nutrition, meditation, prayer, and rest. Last week, we held a Karma Yoga class where all the money earned, plus extra donations, were given to Brittany for her cancer fund. From the Karma Yoga class and the for-donation jewelry earnings, she received almost $3,000. Brittany wrote an open letter of gratitude on our website, but here's an excerpt:
With some of the money donated, I recently paid down a large chunk of my medical bills and purchased a hair prosthesis (wig). As you most likely will see me around the yoga studio with my new buddhist monk hairdo, ever so often you might see me around the village as a long haired brunette : ) Again, thank you for all your donations, but more importantly your presence, support, love and compassion. I CAN NOT do this with out you. You have become my Yoga family. I look forward to many more experiences with you all, delving into the deeper aspects of our lives and supporting each other along the way- This is Yoga.