So, we are gearing up to head to Asia together. We have both been to Asia but never together! Gabriella & I are meeting up in Chiangmai, Thailand in early March.
My To Do List for Chaingmai:
- Take a Thai Massage Course to refresh & learn more tricks
Go to the dentist & get my teeth cleaned & fixed
Meet up with all the friends I made while living there for six months last year, & reconnect!
Possibly meet up with Gaura, the love I traveled Asia with last year, give a hug, make peace with our drifting apart, & close a chapter.
Go to my Thai Massage School: Thai Massage of Chaingmai, & get affiliated, & get training materials & supplies for my upcoming workshop at Thrive Yoga Studio in Rockville in June.
Go to the factory that makes Thai Massage mats & make a connection & order mats for the upcoming workshop.
Go to the market & make connections for products to be sold at studio's in America.
Do yoga, acro, & play!
I should be in Chaingmai for a couple of weeks. Long enough to get it all done, not long enough to get sucked in to the amazing world of Chaingmai. Not that getting sucked into that world is bad, it's quite wonderful. It's just that I have the most awesome life ever, which require's that I am free & open to share my gifts & be inspired in various places all over the world. As an inspirational gypsy, I am not feeling ready to commit myself to one place or purpose yet. I have lots to do all over Asia before returning to America. (Secretly inside I am fully surrendered to the flow. I am open to the path that rolls out before me. I make no demands on life & the journey it gifts me, even if that journey is to plant myself in one place for one purpose. That being said, I am quite liking my freedom at this time!!!)
After Chaingmai we hope to head south to the beach. We both learned a couple of new songs on the guitar. We practiced them a lot during the past two weeks together in Boston. We have begun to hit some beautiful harmonies & both had visions of singing at wild bonfires on beaches in Thailand. Yet another dream that must be fulfilled!
Down at the beach I plan to prepare for the upcoming Thai Massage Level 1 Training I am hosting at Thrive on June 25-28, 2009. I will be practicing the Thai Massage sequences, & planning all the important little details so that the workshop flows smoothly!
I also plan on writing the training manuals for the upcoming Yoga for Kids Teacher Training I am planning on hosting at Thrive on September 11-13, 2009. This will be the first time I offer a Teacher Training for my self-created Yoga for Kids program. The program is called Yoga for Life: Growing Happy Healthy Kids, & I have been offering it for over 4 years now! It has been wildly successful at yoga studios, spas, after school programs, festivals, events, & various other venues. I have the amazing program, games, & songs all in my head. I plan to sit on the beach & get it all out into a functional training manual/book! It will be a lot of writing, but I love to write, & I am excited to have the chance to share my program. This has been a long time dream of mine.
Of course I plan on singing, & swimming, & laughing, & making friends, & doing yoga, & making jewelry, & playing while at the beach as well! It shall be so nice to be working & playing with the backdrop of the gorgeous tropical Thailand beaches to inspire me! I am also considering the wonderful possibility of doing a 10 day Vipassana Silent Meditation course while in Thailand.
We plan on being at the beach for a few weeks, maybe more. I am pondering the idea of returning to India to study more yoga, & reiki, & dive into the path of Bhakti: devotional path full of service, chanting, & meditation. It may not be a realistic time schedule to explore Thailand for 6 weeks & India for 6 weeks. I have not decided for sure yet. But, I love the element of surprise & spontaneity! So, I'll have to see how it all unfolds!
That's the tentative plan for this upcoming Inspirational Gypsy's Tour, Winter 2009. We have already begun research & are planning out our Summer 2009 tour! This is shaping up to be an exciting time in life, as I realize right now: I am living my dreams!