Happy belated summer solstice to you all! I hope you all have some amazing adventures, retreats, or garden projects to look forward to over the next few months! So far, this Seattle version of summer has been full of creativity, career insights, and change.

As far as career insights go, it’s time for me to take a break from my weekly routine teaching classes at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers and follow my inner muse and bliss to Austin, Texas, where I will live part-time for the fall and winter. I intend to take some time to connect with my practice, dreams, and open new possibilities for the next stage on my journey. This career break, also known as a “adult gap year” or “sabbatical,” is part of my commitment towards developing skills and gaining experiences outside of my work, or to “un-become” as Dr. Claudia Welch recently said in her lecture at 8 Limbs!

From October 2010 -April 2011, I will be reverse commuting from Austin to Seattle to co-direct the 8 Limbs Teachers’ Training, lead a Business of Yoga series, and host Seasonal Vinyasa workshops. When I’m not in Texas or Seattle, I will be looking forward to reconnecting with you all on retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs, Esalen, Mexico, or Hawaii! I will continue to offer incredible retreats year round, to hold space for those of you also looking for ways to reconnect with your dreams, muse, and sense of well-being.

To enhance the final note of this chapter at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, I hope to see you in class before I leave. July will be my last full month of teaching in Seattle. However, I will be teaching August 2-4 and August 16-20. I want to thank you all for being part of my journey; your support is invaluable to my growth. Newsletters and blogs will continue while I am away from my regular schedule, so please keep in touch via my website or other social media outlets.

Posted by: Melina Meza
Photo: Jeremy Allyn

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