December: Carlye Seamone
A year and a half ago I moved to Halifax from Calgary. The move wasn’t exactly my choice. My fiancé Mark had been matched to the Ophthalmology program at Dalhousie in March of 2012 and this meant that our next five years would be spent living in Halifax.
Moving was not easy on me. I felt resentment towards Mark. He is originally from Halifax and moving brought him back home to his friends and family while it forced me to leave mine behind. I REALLY struggled my first 6 months in Halifax. I was not a nice person to be around. I was angry and sad and I could spontaneously burst into tears at any moment.
It was during this time that I started my 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training at Halifax Yoga. I had been practicing yoga on and off for years and decided to sign up for the training as a way to meet people in Halifax. I was completely unaware of how life changing this choice would be for me. About halfway through the program something shifted and things started to click. Sherry pushed me to see that moving WAS my choice. No one had made me move. I chose to leave Calgary. It was my choice that I was living in Halifax. I was stuck morning my past life in Calgary and not living my present life in Halifax.
After this realization I became more open to living in Halifax. I started showing up at the studio more often and started working the front desk on Sunday mornings. I got to know the instructors and the students. Halifax Yoga became my home away from home. My community. And it is this community that keeps me coming back. I am continually inspired by the community that yoga creates (especially this studio) and how many amazing people I continue to meet on my journey.
Last March I took the RealRyder training and started interning at the studio. I graduated from the 200hr training in May and you can now find me teaching Spyin on Thursday nights. I love my Thursday night class! I love the regulars that come every Thursday and the new students I continue to meet each week.
I am grateful I walked through the doors of Halifax Yoga. I am grateful for Sherry and the group of teachers she has brought together, and the students that show up every single day to practice. I am so grateful for my Halifax Yoga community. I look forward to seeing you in class on your mat (or bike)!