B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Studio of Dallas
5539 Dyer St
The first time I entered this little yellow door with the big numbers 5539 on it I could feel the my soul being pulled there, like when I first started Yoga. I’ve been going to this studio for teacher trainings and workshops consistently over the last year and a half. I’ve realized This door didn’t just open to a studio. It opened a whole new world of knowledge, possibilities and opportunities.
I ‘ve lived in San Angelo,TX my whole life. This little magical place in West Texas has been my home. My family, my friends, my life is in San Angelo. BUT…. when I got asked (multiple times) to teach at BKS Dallas over a year ago, I knew my life in San Angelo wasn’t going to be much longer. I felt my life being pushed toward Dallas more and more with each teacher training. And after my getting my certification I knew my time in SA was even shorter.
Now that moving to Dallas is real ,we have a house and I already have multiple places I’m teaching, it almost seems unreal. I am extremely excited to learn and grow in Dallas. My dreams don’t include any kind of Kardashian lifestyle ( like so many people my age) but rather a Patricia Walden lifestyle. Everything I’m about to absorb in Dallas is one step closer to that.
This process of moving has really taught me a version of abhyasa & vairagya. I’ll be the first to admit I’m attached to not only my family, my friends, my Stacie, but also the studio and all the students I’ve taught in these 4 short years. I tell my students I’m moving to further my yoga studies and teaching. I need more knowledge, more yoga. My students encourage and support my move and they are already asking when I’m coming back for a workshop. “We love you and we are going to miss you” ….Which makes the detaching part ever so difficult.
My practice has helped me emotionally deal with detaching from SA and it’s people. In a way, instead of practicing and detaching from practicing, I’m using practice to cope with detaching. If that makes sense?! 🤷♀️
I’m a week out from moving , it’s my last week of classes in San Angelo. Ive already had my “New Adventure Party” because “going away” or “goodbye party” was just too sad. As emotional as it was to say bye, I had a great time with great people.
I don’t have all the words to express my gratitude for Stacie. (Thank you 1000 times) Even though I’m splitting from Stacie😭 Im fortunate the transition from Concho Yoga to BKS Dallas has been very smooth. I am going from one very welcoming studio to the next. I couldn’t ask for more.
And now the magic of Dallas awaits.
With love, light and gratitude to all.