Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 67: Yoga At Work

My colleague, M, recently completed her certification as a yoga instructor. She's been practicing yoga for many years, primarily focusing more on the physical workout than on the mental approach or the body/mind connection. During her training program, however, there was much more emphasis on all aspects of what it means to practice yoga and to share it with others through teaching, and that shift in approach had a real impact on her.

Back in April, she reached out to all CPCA staff to see who might be interested in gathering for a Yoga-At-Work session either in the morning or evening, outside of our typical 8am-5pm office hours.  The consensus was for Wednesday from 5-6pm, and we've now had five sessions with anywhere from 2-6 people in attendance. K and I have been the most loyal thus far, participating every time that M has been available.

Having a yoga class in the office right after work is so very convenient and a wonderful way to get moving and shed some stress at the end of the day!

And M has been a great teacher and guide for our hour-long sessions. She's not charging anything for the classes but rather simply wants to share yoga with others because it's been so meaningful to her life. However, I did buy a couple of extra yoga mats at Ross to show appreciation and support for her efforts and in the hopes of enticing other CPCA staff to join the group.


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