I always experience some regret at this time of year. Although we are still in the middle of some reasonably good weather we know that summer is almost over. I know that I have always said that we should be grateful of all the seasons and welcome them for the balance in nature that they provide. That said, I still can’t help playing favourites and I must admit that I don't exactly relish the arrival of winter. That is definitely a good excuse to head for a shiatsu teaching gig in Mexico.
The fall is bulb planting season and hopefully what we do now will reap rewards in the spring. Perhaps this is a good time to go back to school and learn something new. Then once we have become comfortable with the new schedule we can again take control of our lives and do the things that are important. Our clinic always experiences increased business because along with doing new things we need to maintain good health.
At this time I always feel vibrant and creative. In the next couple of months I am looking forward to the many new events that are happening at Healing on the Danforth. On September 7 and 8 we will have our usual booth at the Riverdale Cabbage Town Festival.
Yoga is continuing to flourish at Healing on the Danforth and Miriam Patterson will continue to offer her Friday morning class at 9.15 a.m. During the summer we have been fortunate to have Delia Ricco join our team and she will be offering a Hatha yoga class on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Yoga has now become an important of my own fitness regime and I have come to an understanding that both these teachers are special and highly skilled with a deep knowledge of the subject matter. They are perfect for relative newbie yogis such as myself.
The yoga provides a great complement to personal training sessions with Heather Speer. This past August marks the one-year anniversary since Heather joined our team of health professionals at the clinic. She has truly motivated me to start and continue taking training sessions with her. I also love her quirky sense of humour, which seems to coincide with my own. Well, she also sometimes laughs at my jokes. She continues to offer one-on-one as well as small group classes.
Very new to Healing on the Danforth will be the addition to our team of long time friend, Harold Tausch teaching Feldenkrais. You can read some of his blogs on Feldenkrais and what this can do for you. Harold is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and graduated from the New York Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 1991. Developed over a period of 40 years by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, an Israeli physicist and martial arts expert, the Feldenkrais Method is a powerful tool to overcome disabilities and poor movement habits and to learn easier and more effective movement patterns. He will be joining us in September.
So I am really excited by all that is happening as Healing on the Danforth approaches its 12th year of providing skills that can keep us all healthy.