A new chapter begins! This week I start teaching two Tai Chi classes, live and in person at the Heartwood Center in Evanston. This is significant as I’ve been only teaching Tai Chi online since March of 2020. I have a few butterflies in my stomach just like I had as a kid on the first day of school. Anticipation. Excitement. A little anxiety about the unknown.
We are not going back to class. We are going forward to a new paradigm, one with fully vaccinated students and the teacher wearing masks. I’m warmed by the concern and care my students have relayed to me that everybody be safe. All that said, we are ready, ready to move energy together in person.
What’s so important for our psyches and sense of community is to have something to look forward to, something that excites us because we know it will feel so good. Tai Chi is that something for each of us who will gather for class this week in the beautiful Skylight Room of Heartwood.
If you aren’t physically close enough to come to a class this week, then think of something you can do or plan for that you will really look forward to. Let me and others readers know what that is. We all can use some good ideas of how to connect with others in a continuing time of physical distancing.