Walk: Mindful Body, Sacramento Street Open House, Trader Joe's
Distance: 4 miles and teach yoga
At last ....Today I announced that I'll be stepping back from the Saturday class at the first of the year and introduced the new teacher who will be attending/maybe subbing sometimes until then. It couldn't have gone better. Yes, a bit of disappointment but then the students were really happy with the new teacher (who has subbed a few times) and with the fact that still I'll teach my other class, come to classes because The Mindful Body is my home studio and be subbing for the new teacher when he needs me.
So, no wrenching final farewell scene, no worries about who will take over the class and how the students will relate to him/her. The new teacher (who is already deep, warm, very intelligent, able-in-many-respects even though quite new to teaching) and I worked/will work together beautifully on the transition. It will be easy and nice (grown up) for all concerned.
This has been a long time coming but worth the wait for the next teacher to arrive.