Life is a journey that you plant a seed and sometimes you never know when and which seed grown into and what will happen to your seed in your journey. You plant a seed and the seed may not sprout till much much later, but "never say never", this is one of my favorite English sayings.
|Seed of Pomegranate in North Fork, Califronia|
I always enjoyed yoga when I started it back in college in the 80’s. There was one point that I thought about wanting to be a yoga teacher. However in '93, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and my focus changed to learning macrobiotics, to save my life.
|Santa Monica Yoga studio the front side|
After I healed myself and started teaching macrobiotic cooking classes and nutrition counseling I was enjoying practicing yoga. In 2001 when I had the serious car accident it took the mobility of my physical ability away. When that happened, I never thought I would be able to practice yoga like I used to. I’m not the type of person who discontinues doing what I enjoy. As soon as I started using a wheelchair, I began to go restorative yoga classes and last year I started practicing walking with my six Healthy Happy Pooches. I still have pain and walking stimulates so it brings me more pain physically, but I feel happy.
|One of my dogs, Happy is helping me to walk on the hill when we went to hike.|
Now, I turned to 60 years old and walk to Santa Monica Yoga Studio which is 6 blocks away from my house and practice yoga three to four times a week. I can’t believe myself, but this past weekend at Santa Monica Yoga, I took my first Yoga Teacher Training course with my yoga teachers, Nancy Goodstein and Jamie Elmer (yoga anatomy).
|Yoga teachers training teachers, Nancy Goodstein and Jamie Elmer (yoga anatomy) last weekend.|
It was lots of work and I do not know how I could finish, but with the love and support of my husband, Eric Lechasseur to take care of our four-legged family (six dogs and two cats) at home and our restaurant business, Seed Kitchen in Venice, California.
I thank so much for Santa Monica Yoga people, Bruce, Daniel and Janet and all the other teachers, especially Allison, Nathalie, Laura, Cindy, and Carole.
|My class' mates of yoga teacher training last week with Nancy and Jamie with Bob the skeleton!|
I planted a "yoga seed" over 30 years ago and it just started sprouting as I keep taking care of my seed of happiness to grow, bloom and harvest.