Inhaling & Exhaling: Courage & Grace Day Five

our lovely vegan cake celebration of our week together before we chanted each other's names as we collected our diplomas

our lovely vegan cake celebration of our week together before we chanted each other’s names as we collected our diplomas

dancing to keith's kirtan

dancing to keith’s kirtan

As tends to happen with these trainings, the question on the last day is about integration. For five days, we had inspiration at our fingertips with master classes in both the mornings and afternoons, chanting right after lunch, and one-on-one mentorship from two of the best teachers I know. You may notice at this point that I have italicized the in in the words that contain it in this post thus far (sorry for being redundant; I was an English major and linguistics fascinate me!). When I taught fifteen minutes of a class to teachers I have utmost respect for in the afternoon on our last day, I centered the practice around a quote I read years ago from a rather funny source: The Burlesque Handbook:

Inspiration means ‘to breathe in.’

And so this week we did a lot of inhaling. Upon leaving this training, I learned quickly, it was time to exhale the knowledge we gained and to harness it! I left with my heart feeling full and abundant and grateful and with concrete ways to integrate this practice into all my affairs. It was time to allow for the expansiveness of the exhale.

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