From Lee Massey
I reflect upon my decision of forty days ago to take on the yoga challenge. I enjoy yoga and the people I meet at all the Semperviva yoga studios. I have the time to commit to a class a day, so why not. The possibility of winning a free workshop was, I have to admit, a lure; but I signed up with the focus on doing something good for my soul. Alas, my body is in need of complete overhaul, but to paraphrase an old song: “the difficult I can do right now; the impossible will take a little while”.
The once-a-day yoga habit is not difficult; it does require discipline, a transferable skill for everyday living. For five weeks I practiced yoga with the Semperviva yogis every day, sometimes twice a day when the blissful combo of hatha followed by yin was scheduled.
Then I missed four days of yoga due to a cold. When everything cleared up I got right back on the mat (discipline!). At the Sun Studio Terry, an avid yogi, gave me a welcoming hug and a “where have you been?”; it was like coming home.
On the final challenge day: a special Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa Powerflow, and Kundalini class was taught by Joan, Susanne, Rebecca and Gloria. After class, the forty day challengers celebrated with the traditional baklava. David captured the delights of this Greek pastry: “There is so much magnificence in baklava.”
Yoga may have its roots in India, but at Semperviva the connection to yoga is baklava, melomakarona and amigthalota which are just a few of the tasty attractions to signing up for the forty day challenge.
Lee Massey, Semperviva Yogi