Morrison Canyon in the morning

This blog comes from sunny California, a bit ironic since we had 22 straight days of rain in March, (which I’m learning means beautiful green hills for spring time.) We kicked off 2011 in Fremont, California, which is anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half south-east of San Francisco, depending on traffic. We live beside the hills of Morrison Canyon, and one of my favorite things to do is go walking up the road in the morning. I actually did try running up it, once. As a flatlander from Florida, that was much more difficult than I expected as the road goes up for an unrelenting and beautiful three miles. I am now just happy to walk it, and at the top there is a beautiful view of Silicon Valley.

We moved to the Bay area to pursue a great opportunity for my husband with a solar company in Fremont. There is family out here too, which made the decision even sweeter, and of course we loved the chance to embark on a new adventure. The move meant I needed to bring YogaShae, the business, to a close, and in an unexpected twist during the transition, I took on a leadership role in a Marketing/Launch firm. Though I do miss teaching, and I definitely miss the relationships I developed within my classes, I am enjoying a new professional challenge and savoring my Yoga practice as a student.

There is so much more to learn. In regards to Yoga, I believe teaching is a natural step in the learning process. But I’m content for now. Every time I roll out the mat, I meet myself again in some way. I may teach again, but professionally, I’m in one of the most innovative places in the world. The chance to challenge myself in that area is one I can’t pass up.

In that spirit, I’m going to continue to blog on Salutations from Anjali. I’m still in love with the concept of Anjali- divine blessings, which I believe are all around, large and small.  I’m in love with the journey and in love with life. Yoga is the expression of all of that for me, and as long as I practice, I’ll write about it. Namaste.