The first night’s program session is all about meeting your group, your instructors, and getting a feel of the next few days. Our class has about 20 people mostly an older group of woman with 2 couples, myself and husband being one of them and the other is a bit older with children about 10 years younger than us. There are 3 young men in their 20’s and a young woman from NY who isn’t quite sure what she wants or what she is doing here but trying to find her way. There is a woman my age here with 5 small children at home. I admire her for taking a few days by herself to come explore a different world and maybe some new ideas. She looks very tired.
There is a father and husband here who is taking this class while his wife and children are explore the adventures of circus yoga. There really is such a thing called circus yoga and there really are children here at Kripalu. I didn’t experience any children at Kripalu my first time and it was very quiet. I don’t expect it to be quiet with kids they need to be who they are and express themselves with laughter, questions and ideas. The “Silent breakfast” should be interesting.
Our instructor is a woman who came to Kripalu in 1983 to explore the love of yoga and has stayed ever since. She is full of wisdom and calm and has this very inviting energy. Her assistants are a little less experienced but not by much and they come with this amazing energy of wanting to teach us while also learning from us and our main instructor Megha. I’m looking forward to what this weekend has in store for us.
The first hour and half consisted of our meet and greet with some meditation. This program is “Intro to yoga and meditation” but from what I can tell it is a lot more of meditation and you can seek the yoga elsewhere on the premises. I’m not sure how this will help my husband find his way onto his mat but we’ll see how the weekend plays out. It is nearly 10pm, we are both exhausted and wondering how we will sleep. Interestingly enough, our instructor made a comment and said the problem isn’t lack of sleep but instead worrying about the lack of sleep. I decided I was not going to worry and if I don’t sleep I’ll make up for it another time. It is all about being in the moment and this is my moment.