At conference in Orlando since Saturday, and here it is Tuesday and I’m just now finding a moment to blog.

Haven’t been out of the hotel the whole time, though not particularly sad about that. Sorry if that offends Orlando afficianados. I loved when we had conference in New Orleans — it was fun to get out each night and explore. Orlando, not so
much.

No worries, though. The indoor time has been well spent. Some time with advisory board members, with faculty, with potential customers. And best of all, some significant teambuilding with folks in the department who will be crucial if we really want to create an efficient and creative environment. Whoa, listen to me sound corporate!

I’ve also been communicating with My Gift as per usual, via text and email. I think she forgot I’m on the other side of the country. Not that it matters, really, but still I am always amused about how technology dissolves geography.

On the yoga front, I’ve been practicing in my room. Choice of the tile entryway or the carpeted floor. The carpet is really thin, so it’s actually a fine yoga surface. My work days have been starting at 7 AM, so that means getting up at 4:30 to practice. I’m actually cutting it close by getting up so late, but that’s my concession to the late nights (late for me — meaning 10:30, which is pathetic by conference attendee standards) and heavy drinking (2! — also pathetic). I’m trying not to think about the fact that I’m in a different time zone, so getting up at 4:30 here means I’m really waking up at 1:30 Arizona time. Anyhow. I’m struggling to balance the need to work/play with the need to stay on an even keel (i.e., practice).

It seems to be working out pretty well. Practices have been a little sleepy, a little sluggish from previous evening’s drinking, but still, I can’t complain. This morning I even threw in pasasana through bakasana. Was it pretty? Not. Decidedly not. But it was good enough. Which in this context is actually really saying something.

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One Response

  1. Hi Karen
    Oh, so it was Orlando. Yes, it can be a quiet town. It’s not Miami or Miami Beach, where you go out and immediately have fun. I’ve lived in both. My friend Krista is running a small studio with a small mysore practice in Orlando. Her website it
    http://www.ashtangayogini.com/ but it may not have been close to your hotel.
    Anyway, glad to hear you’re back at your practice again.
    Namaste
    Arturo

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