It's now officially "a thing", for me anyway!:) I've been asked about it, so below hopefully answers the questions!
What is #MeTimeSept?
The month where I clear my diary of all work and volunteering commitments (bar one, Week 10 of 10 week Yoga4Health course), cover my classes and practice what I preach....rest!
How did #MeTimeSept start?
Last September I had the cover of my life thus far when Brenda Rock asked me to cover her week on Silver Island Yoga (thanks Brenda, still smile deeply when I share this fact!). I also had Level 2 Restorative training with my teacher and friend Anna Ashby and was at Vipassana August Bank Hols to into Sept.
Cover wise it felt so "bitty" and confusing when I was in/out and it didn't feel fair to students or studios as everyone was trying to find their post pandemic routine.
Then 💡 moment I decided to take the month off which offered clarity to me, students and studios! Plus an opportunity to offer fellow teachers a month's cover at a still uncertain see-saw numbers time. With covers sorted in good time, #MeTimeSept was created!
Why am I having #MeTimeSept?
To pause, to rest to reconnect to my breath. To have give myself an opportunity to deeply experience what I offer through Restorative yoga. Last year I gained so much space from the rest in Sept and came back refreshed in Oct.
What will I be doing during September?
Resting with no agenda!
What will I NOT be doing during September?
1. Replying to any work or volunteer emails, texts or voicemails.
2. Posting on IG as the app will be removed from my phone for the month. I have been following Paula Hines' advice re #SwitchOffSundays for a year now (Paula has been doing so for 7 years!) so makes sense to create more space as I rest and #SwitchOffSept!
When will I return to offering Restorative, Hatha & Yoga4Health practices?
Sunday 2 October.
"The stresses of modern civilisation are a strain on the nerves for which Savāsana is the best antidote". B.K.S Iyengar.
📸 Selfie taken #MeTimeSept 2021 in Oreoi, Evvoia, Greece, day before I went across to Silver Island Yoga.