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Obstacles Are the Path

1024 205 Augusta Kantra

It’s been a while since I’ve written. So much is going on!!

Things are changing, growing! We’ve added two clinicians to our practice… both of whom happen to be our daughters! David and I can hardly believe how lucky we are to have them with us! Lacy and McKenzie are such awesome people and are such a benefit to the people they counsel and the community.

Also, our office, the Center for CALM Living, is undergoing renovation and getting an addition! In January the CALM Living Studio will be complete and my yoga classes, our trainings, and our exciting new programs will all be held there! This has been years in the making, and it’s coming to fruition! We are thrilled! So, as I said, so many things are happening!

On October 19, our daughter, Lacy, got married!! What a beautiful, wonderful occasion to celebrate! Now we have two daughters AND two sons! How lucky are we?!

In December, the Colorado Western Slope Poet Laureate, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, and I are teaching Silent Reflections: a Meditation and Writing Retreat to be held here in Fairhope at the enchanted Jubilee Suites.

In January, David and I will be kicking off our brand-new program called A Year to Change Your Life! We’ve been creating this curriculum for over 5 years now. It is informed by our years of teaching, practicing, and studying.

The 2020 200hr Yoga Studies/Teacher Training also gets underway in January!

We’ve got a few spots open in this program and there’s a $350 Early Bird savings that ends on November 1, 2019, midnight, so hurry up and grab it if you want to deepen your understanding and practice of yoga!

Soon, I’ll be announcing more news about yoga classes and upcoming events! Stay tuned and check back often.

Here’s a thought I’d like to share…

“The obstacles in our path are the path. Every time we stretch beyond our resistance and our fear, we make a choice for life. And every time we choose life, we find that fear loses its grip on us.” ~ Rolf Gates (Meditations from the Mat)

With change comes challenge. No doubt. All the changes that are happening for me right now have presented countless challenges. I’ve told my husband since we married (35 years ago!), “I don’t want to build a house – ever! It’s simply too many decisions.” Now, when I look at him with wide eyes, mouth agape, and both my hands on my cheeks, he says, “Honey, it’s all okay. This is not a house, it’s a Center for CALM Living!” He thinks he’s much funnier than I do when he says that.

The myriad decisions that go into construction alone leave me dizzy, and then factor in the decisions that go along with transitioning into a temporary office, incorporating both our daughters into our practice, creating new programs, hosting and teaching a retreat, scheduling 2020, a wedding!

However, what my practice has taught me, and continues to teach me, is that all these decisions, hiccups, detours, and skinned knees are teachers on my path. They are not mistakes. They are chances for me to stop and take in what’s happening; to let go of some false sense of control and accept that life is a mystery and my desire for certainty will only cause me to constrict and miss the magic.

So, my path, in yoga as in life, has a few obstacles right now. It’s just “where I am” on the journey. And how lucky am I to have the strength, the determination, and a spiritual practice that illuminates true choice, to navigate this mysterious and wonderful journey?! Now if I can just remember that!

Wishing you the determination and mindfulness to stay on your path. Stretch beyond your resistance and fear to become who you are meant to be.

Love and Namasté,
Augusta

Kantra CALM School of Yoga teacher training… it’s not just for aspiring yoga teachers.

It’s for anyone seeking profound change through a heart-opening experience.

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