When Wendy started coming to Kaiut Yoga classes at the barn 2 ½ years ago, she was dividing her time between Colorado, her home state of Louisiana and other parts of the country where she traveled frequently to visit her children. Wendy attended classes regularly when in Boulder, but she had to forego practicing when she was out of town. Although her travels have decreased this past year due to the COVID pandemic, the transition to online classes has been a wonderful silver lining of the pandemic for her. Whether she is in town or not, she is able to keep to a regular practice schedule, all from the safety and comfort of home, wherever home might happen to be.
As one of Barn Yoga’s most dedicated students, Wendy is likely to be found in one of the zoom frames in class almost every day, quite regularly reporting a new insight in her practice. Among the many benefits Wendy has derived from her yoga practice has been a greater kindness toward herself:
I’ve always been such a caretaker, but now I’m learning to take care of myself. I’m learning that from the physical inside not just the psychic inside.
Wendy’s life story has had quite a few chapters. After raising her three children, she returned to school, earning a degree in social work and practicing for many years as a Jungian psychotherapist and until recently, as a sand play therapist. At the age of 80, she considers that she is in the midst of a major life transition which her Kaiut Yoga practice is helping her to navigate:
I’m 80 years old. So what will I do next? I think right now the big thing is just to listen to my body and be here and keep doing my yoga every day and we’ll see what happens. I don’t know what is next. Yoga is helping me to be patient and wait.
Wendy has these sage words about Kaiut Yoga for those in their later years – equally relevant to those in their younger years who might pay heed:
We are part of nature. Yoga helps us realize that we come from nature and we go back to nature. Through yoga we get more aligned with our real purpose in life which is to be connected to the universe.