As we are rapidly approaching the end of the year we would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for showing up on your mat and for your positive and encouraging comments as we moved our yoga classes online.
A Big Thank You
We are so grateful that you’ve been part of our Swan Lane Yoga community and we thank you for your continued support during this challenging year.
More importantly we are very grateful for all your generous donations before Christmas both for our online classes and for our weekend workshop. Overall we raised €2,500.
The main beneficiary this year was Pieta House, with donations also going to ARC, Irish Cancer Society(Night Nursing Christmas Appeal), St Vincent de Paul and Shungu Dzevana Children’s Home, Zimbabwe. We’ve received emails and letters of gratitude from the charities including a lovely letter from Sr Mercy in Zimbabwe who said that the funds couldn’t have come at a better time.
There have been many challenges for each and every one of us over the last year. Covid19 has changed the way we work, the way we communicate and the way we socialize and will continue to do so into the new year.
Here at Swan Lane Yoga with the help of modern technology we moved our classes online on a trial basis before Christmas and we were inspired by the number who participated. Now more than ever we need our yoga practice for our physical and mental wellbeing and to support one another through these continuing challenging times.
We have a new online timetable planned for January 2021 which includes Yoga classes with Carmel and Clodagh. We’re also delighted that Naomi who is now expecting her second baby in June will start the Pregnancy Yoga classes online for the first time. Also Carmel will lead a half hour meditation one evening a week.
Looking to the future
Our aim for 2021 is to build a community where we can continue to support one another and where we can find some quiet in the storm of Covid19.
This evening in a meditation I was introduced to a new word, a Japanese word Gaman which is generally translated as “Perseverance”, “Patience” or “Tolerance” We would like to wish you and your family a calm, peaceful and healthy new year and may you have perseverance, patience and tolerance in abundance to get through the coming weeks.
We look forward to seeing you on the mat in 2021.
Carmel, Naomi and Clodagh.