Exciting things are coming to Studio143 in 2018!

We are very excited about what's in store for Studio143 in 2018! For one thing, we are working on formulating an engaging and transformational 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program for any students interested in taking their practice to the next level.

Additionally, we are thrilled to be partnering with Wanderlust Festival in Stratton, Vermont this year and offering our students a special discount to attend the festival! (Stay tuned for more details!)

Nestled in the Green Mountains, Stratton Mountain has become a beloved location for Wanderlust, with lush forests that roll out in every direction from the resort. Located just up the road from Bondville, Vermont, Stratton’s quaint village draws Vermont locals and travelers alike. When the festival tents begin popping up along the stroll, the resort comes alive, with performers and music filling the air and green spaces with the magic of Wanderlust.

And finally, we will be hosting our third Summer Bliss Retreat in mid August in Stowe, Vermont. Join a fun group of yogis for a long weekend on a beautiful property, enjoying all that the surroundings have to offer, delicious food, and of course, plenty of yoga! For more details, visit our retreat page

 

 


A New Beginning

Beginnings. They can be scary. And they can be exciting. I’ve heard, and I believe, that when a beginning is both scary and exciting, that’s when you know you’re on the right track. Each step I’ve taken to make Studio143 a reality has been both scary and exciting…  Some might even call it crazy.

What would I think if I had a friend — with a full-time teaching job, a husband and four adolescent sons, two dogs, two cats, a guinea pig, and turtles — who wanted to start a business? If I didn’t practice yoga, I might just say, “Girl, you’re crazy!” But I do practice yoga. And this I know is true: anything is possible when you practice yoga.

Yoga has changed my life in many ways. In ways I never could have predicted or imagined, let alone expected,  before they happened. These changes didn’t happen overnight. I’ve taken hundreds of yoga classes plus practice on my own daily.

Then, as I was working on my 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT), something deep inside me shifted. As if my yoga practice had reached some spiritual critical mass. I suddenly realized, in a deep and profound way, that yoga practice really can change your life. That it had already changed mine.

I understand now that yoga isn’t simply about poses, or balance, or becoming more flexible. Yoga is a way of thinking, a way of breathing, a way of being. Yoga’s a way of stepping back and becoming mindful. Of letting go of what you can’t control. (Of recognizing what you can’t control!) Yoga is a practice that changes the body, the mind, and the spirit. 

Meanwhile, it is already August — the Sunday night of summer vacation for students and teachers returning to school. In the next few weeks, I’ll attend workshops and meetings. I’ll prepare lesson. I’ll get my classroom ready for a new group of second graders, who’ll be both scared and excited. 

I’ll also be picking out tiles and paint colors, deciding on lighting, ordering mats, and blocks, and blankets. I’ll be writing more blog posts and scheduling classes.  I’ll be back to school shopping with my four boys, aged 10, 12, 14, and 16. 

Without yoga, I would be insane. 

With yoga I breathe and do what needs doing. Yoga reminds me that thoughts, sane and crazy, will blow by like summer clouds. Yoga practice sees me through the best and most challenging of times. 

This time, right now, is one of the best of times. It’s a time of change and growth. It’s a time of beginnings, of new possibilities. I’m blending my passion for teaching children and adults with my decades-old dream of opening a yoga studio.  

I’m excited and scared, and I don’t know what will happen. But I do know that I am grateful beyond words for the help I’ve been given along the way. Heartfelt thanks to my family, my friends, and… you know who you are. I couldn’t have done it without you. Or my yoga practice, which has given me both roots and wings.