I sold the Stockton Yoga Center in June 2019, retired from Stockton Unified School District, and moved to a live/ work in Emeryville, Tree of Life Yoga. Tree of Life was my friend’s business for 9 years. She asked me to take over and I also wanted to be with my family in Berkeley.
When the pandemic hit, for the first time I had to really stop and look inside. Thankfully, my retirement and UI benefits made it so that I was able to stay in my space. In September 2020 I received a full scholarship to the Sadhana Studies program at Adeline Yoga. They support building the population of people of color in the yoga community.
I have been so blessed to be able to focus on my personal practice of Iyengar yoga and to further study philosophy, pranayama and meditation. I had no idea that it was going to be time for me to receive. I come to tears when I talk about it. This experience has been an unexpected answer to my prayers.