To all of my friends and dear yogis,
The last couple of years have truly been a rollercoaster. Luna has been without a doubt the most incredible chapter of my life in so many ways - and I don't say this lightly. It’s been a period of deep healing for me, and has been filled with countless gifts. And in other ways it’s been very painful and confronting, as some of the most worthwhile experiences often are.
As many of you know, this past year has presented me with unforeseen obstacles and personal challenges that have directly impacted both me and Luna; circumstances that have influenced my decision to embark on a new journey in my life. After so much contemplation and soul-searching, I have made the difficult decision to leave PEI, and bid a bittersweet “see you soon” to this incredible community that has become such a huge piece of my puzzle.
I’ve had to learn some pretty hard lessons this year in trust, in listening to my gut, and in letting go. As my dear friend Jann recently assured me, as I sobbed to her on the street: “There are only blessings in teaching. There is no punishment.” Oof. A gentle nudge in the direction of gratitude for opportunities to learn and grow.
And while it is not easy for me to say goodbye - which is to say it breaks my heart - I wholly believe it is essential to honour our own well-being and listen to the whispers of our hearts. I recently saw this quote from James Clear: "It generally feels better to run toward something than to run away from something. Focus on what is pulling you in, not what you're trying to avoid." Every speed bump can gift us the chance to pause, zoom out, and reflect on what it is we want to turn toward. And instead of focusing on running away, I want to run in the direction of adventure and learning.
Luna’s greatest gift has been the connections formed with so many amazing people, and I want to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. This community has been a constant source of strength, resilience, and inspiration for many of us, and the courage, love, and support I’ve witnessed (and experienced) has shaped me significantly. We’ve experienced many seasons together: we’ve weathered storms (literally), celebrated victories, and supported one another through joy, grief, fear, love. You have shown up to your mats with open hearts, embraced the teachings of yoga and created a space where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. My students, clients and fellow yogis were also my teachers and my friends, and I will forever be grateful for the moments we have shared and the profound impact you have had on my life.
Please know that this decision has not come easily, and if you know me at all you know that I’m sobbing as I write this. It feels like we have lost Luna so many times, but the bonds we have formed extend beyond the physical space of any studio - proven time and time again by our ability to rebuild inside and out - and these bonds will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Thank you, from the depths of my heart, for being a part of this journey. Our paths may diverge, but the memories, the laughter, the tears, and the spirit of yoga will forever bind us.
With immense love and gratitude,
TL;DR: things were simultaneously amazing and hard and now I’m ready for a new adventure, not sure if this is a pause or an ending or maybe both, but I’ll miss you. And thank you.