Just a note to share some holiday Joy with you: after a three month hiatus (which was a lot of work for her!), our very own Joy Karl will return to the studio and begin teaching on December 1st. We have missed her greatly, and we look forward to having her wisdom, her expertise, and her good heart in our lives on a daily basis.
Joy has kept quite busy while recovering from her knee replacement surgery in September. In addition to her rehab and post-rehab strengthening regiments, she completed study, and passed the exam, for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification. If that wasn’t enough, Joy also continued to study yoga this year, and by the end of the month she will complete a 12 month Yoga Master’s Course in classical Ashtanga yoga.
What I love about Joy’s journey this year is her dedication to practice. Her doctors will tell you that she was incredibly compliant with their instructions for recovery and rehab and has exceeded their expectations. Even before her hip surgery in the spring, Joy had laid out a plan for taking the steps necessary for correcting the issues with her hip that affected her gait as well as the pain she experienced in her knee. She also made a plan of home study to make the most of her down time. While there were some bumps along the way, Joy held to her plan and took her exercise and her study one day at a time, with the result being that she is stronger, free of pain, and more knowledgable than she was a year ago. Happily, we will be the beneficiaries of her experience when she returns to our world today.
While I am out of town on my first meditation retreat in many years (long overdue!) until Monday, December 8, Joy will also be acting as studio manager. Should you have any questions please send Joy an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of Annie, Jenny, Joy, Kerry, Kitty and Leslie, I wish you all a very happy holiday. As you wrap up this year, think about what you might like to accomplish in 2015, and let us know how we can help!