Admittedly I am a space and space movie junkie. What’s up there mystifies me and whether the movie depicts survival against aliens, innovation in the face of great challenge or extreme daring and mental olympics paired with a seemingly simple idea to overcome unbelievable odd, you name it, -humans overcoming huge challenges is incredibly inspiring.
On this day 59 years ago a Russian cosmonaut became the first human to travel into outer space. Born the son of a carpenter, Yuri Gagarin graduated a molder from trade school and went a totally different trajectory after taking a course in flying. His mind literally did not see the limit of the sky. Wow!
On this day, 20 years later, the US launched the shuttle Columbia to orbit Earth, transport goods and passengers from an orbiting spacecraft and make a runway landing. A landmark in history. Today, Nasa endeavors to perform a dress rehearsal for launching the Artemis 1 whose mission it is to pave the way for increasingly complex missions to the Moon and Mars. Regardless of whether all systems will be ready, the focus to adjust when needed and reach and explore remains unshaken.
Let’s send our good vibes.
Our work here both on and off the mat is no different. It is maddening, awe-inspiring, at times boring while at other times an avalanche of epiphanies and steps in the search for our souls. Even though the timeline for yoga has been far longer than modern journeys into space, the individual discoveries made are no less important or epic. Rather, they are beautifully charged, regenerative, challenging, ongoing and awe-inspiring as we each navigate the changing seasons and challenging meanings of what it is to be human.
So friends, here we are at lift-off. Our bags are packed and we stand here in our mountains ready to explore what lies within us and what lies directly ahead of us. We offer you the course of each of our classes, series and workshops ( of which we have many in the months of April and May) to navigate one breath and one movement at a time. Discover, witness and uncover the breathtaking and amazing event that is you.
With love, courage and curiosity,
Your friends at TYC