Friday, June 24, 2011


I love teaching my yoga classes on Friday.......I do my best to make all classes special.....but when you are away from home, it's the weekend and you are battling addictions, facing the weekend is tough.  I like to do
what I call happy yoga on Fridays or fun yoga.   Today we played, in one of the classes we did partner yoga, and in the other class we had fun with sun salutations, there was a lot of laughter in both classes.

We have our serious moments, but you know I think that it is so important  to laugh and experience joy.
Everyone has stress, but in rehab you are on an emotional roller coaster and there many tears shed. I try to do a couple of things with each class......1. Let them know how much they mean to me  2. Encourage them to laugh and smile.  3. Help them to find some sort of peace through stillness and breath work.

Some days I come home and I am physically and emotionally empty, some times I cry on the way home.
I love teaching, and I love the people I teach.  Never have I known anyone who was loved too much.
It is hard to explain how this love I feel for them fills my heart and it may seem strange for me to tell them how much I love and appreciate them, to let them know how much they teach me.  I look at their faces and I just want them to have the lives they were born to live, to love and be loved, to use their talents and creative energies wisely, to understand that their lives matter.

It has been one of those days when I cried driving home, sometimes the love and care they give back to me is overwhelming......often throughout the day, I pray that they be blessed, that they be protected, that someone loves them.  Actually I pray that prayer for everyone I know and love, and myself.  Tonight I pray blessings for all of you who read this blog, that you too be blessed, protected and loved.


  1. What a blessing you are to them and they are to you. I know they appreciate the love you give them.

  2. Jilda,
    The kind heart you show them is bound to bless them.

  3. Thank you so much for your blessings, Jilda. I'm sure that they get so much from your classes. That crying on the way home was a good release for you. Take care.

  4. You have been a blessing to me from day one my friend. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Crying is therapeutic, I think. So is laughter. Sounds like you are all blessed to have each other. Thank you for your blessing and blessings to you too, Jilda.

  6. They are lucky to have such a caring woman as their teacher. I am sendind hugs and blessing through cyperspace to you. A good cry often helps.....