Our Doors are open! After a trial month in August, cleaning and reorganizing the Studio from top to bottom, with the intention of creating a safe space, but one that allows you to ahhhhhh and not arrrghhhh. Feeling 'safe' seems to have taken on a new definition, one that's paradoxically associated with the feeling of anything but safe! The expression 'Stay alert, stay safe' is exactly what I mean. So the sensation of ahhh is what we are going for at ENERGYBODi. That feeling of returning home is what we aim for.
It has been wonderful to see so many of your faces again. We have all been through very different experiences these last few months. If anyone has ever done an intensive personal development course or retreat knows, re- emerging into the world has to have a transition period. In so many different ways this was, and still is happening. So for many its not business as usual or lets just get back to normal. Some have had to re evaluate their life while others are on a bumpy ride, or both. I have been on one hell of a roller coaster, learning to take each day as it comes while looking at what is important to me. However the expression don't throw the baby out with the bath water comes to mind. Trying not to cast to far into the future with panic. I realised many values and things I felt passionately in my younger years, I wasn't upholding them. An intense look at humans within what is called civilization and their relationship to nature, the earth, enviroment has been very prominent. Combine this with frustrations in technology to keep connecting and keeping classes live, I was alternating between flight , fight or shut down like a bad fairground or bad dream. I very useful learning ride I went on!
Timeless moments of medatitive silence seemed to float down and land like a gentle mist over the landscape except it was a crystal clear May, hot and sunny day. The silence drifted into every nook and cranny as the sunsets radiated with such deep vibrancy my heart was wide open, still. Nothing heard like this before. But felt, a barn owl glided, golden wings stretched out open, gliding before my eyes.
The moment of silence, the pause between the exhale and the inhale. The subtle aroma of pine trees, my eyes wander and see tree sap, oozing out and rush to stick my nose up close. Oh I adore the smell of tree sap. Take in the aroma slow at first and gradually deeper expand so every cell experiences this delicious fragrance.
“At this moment, you are seamlessly flowing with the cosmos. There is no difference between your breathing and the breathing of the rain forest, between your bloodstream and the world’s rivers, between your bones and the chalk cliffs of Dover.”
― Deepak Chopra,
Breathing is key to everything I teach at ENERGYBODi. I was humbled to hear stories of how much the teaching of breath and breathing, taught at ENERGYBODi, had been embodied and helped people through COVID.
And as we now reopen ENERGYBODi its been deeply moving to hear your stories and there will for sure be lots more to come, as people in their own time venture back into the world, and how things are now. As we refill the Studio with all of our stories, our trials and tribulations, its good to laugh smile and be with you again. If you haven't yet joined us, do so when you feel ready. We are virtual and online- and omg has that been a thing! but now a success to celebrate.
So here we are .. Open and either in Studio or Virtual we would love to connect. We have some new structures for how to our courses and passes now operate. We have our courses on with focus on breathing, essential core support, immune building, laughing, smiling, squeezing and cheering. Together we are again.
I would like to thank all my team for being awesome and all the help and support along with everybody who has sent such kind messages and phoned me during the months of madness. Its going to be wonderful seeing everyone back at the Studio and to know it is such a safe haven for many and a place to let off steam, have fun, play, feel good and belong. LOVE YOU ALL. HEATHER XXX
Ps During Lockdown I gave a virtual talk at Rossendale Wellbeing events and also interviewed on Rossendale Radio afterwards about this talk. If you missed it here is the link.