Hi, friends! Long time no chat.
The last time I wrote I was about a month into my 200 hour yoga teacher training and I had every intention of keeping you updated on that journey, but as I dove deeper into that adventure two things became clear: 1) I was not willing to sacrifice anymore time with my family (and daughter who was too quickly for my liking about to turn one) and 2) it wasn't an experience that could easily be put into words or shared.
Many people say teacher training is life changing, but I would actually say it was life enhancing. I went to training hoping to be able to teach a different kind of class and came out with so much more, including a better sense of who I am as a trainer and where I want to focus my time.
Coming into the final stretch of yoga teacher training AND my daughter's first year at the same time made it perfectly clear what my next move would be... prenatal yoga teacher training. So I signed up for an intensive two and a half week training in NYC where I commuted from NJ into the city. Monday through Friday. 7am to 7pm. I said it before and I'll say it again... the right trainings are life changing. To be surrounded and supported by such strong and wonderful women while LEARNING about how strong and wonderful women are was magical. Made all the more magical by actually being pregnant during the training.
That's right! Seven to nine weeks pregnant, height of nausea, exhaustion, and all the other first trimester goodness right in the middle of 12 hour days. (Shout out to all the working mamas who do that for nine months. Hats off to you ladies!)
So for the last few months I've been home, working on my site behind the scenes, and getting ready to take on new clients all while growing a tiny human on the side. (No biggie.)
I'm now 21 weeks pregnant with Baby Girl Number 2 and I'd love to have you follow along on this pregnancy journey (and share your own stories with me as well!) and stay tuned for more healthy tips, tricks, meditations, and maybe even some recipes (though full disclosure the only thing I've wanted to eat for five months now are potatoes).
Go ahead and click around the updated website to see what else is new and consider signing up for the Happy Healthy Holidays challenge! We started on Sunday, but it's never too late to join!