When I think about Mothers Day it is always with a mixture of emotions. The mother/child relationship is complicated at best! No matter how supportive your mother was, there are challenges, both real and imagined, between a mother (or mother figure) and the child-that-was.
And if you are in the role of mother / nurturer, you know first hand how difficult the dance is between supporting the needs of your family with the needs of your soul.
Without necessarily knowing, agreeing with, or understanding the exact challenges of the supportive women in my life, one thing I do know is that they all persisted.
This phrase came into focus earlier this year after the Senate voted to silence Elizabeth Warren during the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. And then came a variety of merchandise, including tee shirts with the iconic image from World War II with Rosie The Riveter, a powerful image for me.
It made me think about how hard my mother and grandmothers, aunts and other women who came before me all worked; both in building this country and in sustaining their families and communities. And it deepened my respect and my resolve to do the same.
This month we celebrate the spirit of the mother / nurturer at unfold. Whether you are the mother, the child, or both, consider spending some valuable refresh time in one of our classes, workshops, or series. Our Mothers Day schedule remains the same as it is every Sunday, so you can enjoy a lovely flow class with Tony at 9am, a gentle class appropriate to all body types with Karen at 10:30, or a relaxing and rejuvenating yin class with me at 5:30 to wrap up the weekend and support you meeting the new week from a less-stressed state.
Other opportunities for deep nurturing this month are Restorative Yoga & Sound Healing with Carol Grimes on Saturday 5/27. And there are a few drop in slots available for deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) class on Monday nights 5/15 & 5/22. You can find all of these on our website.
Written by teachers at unfold studios and guest authors.