Greetings! Where is Autumn?
I went boogie boarding today, the 22nd of October.
I have a wetsuit and the water is not that cold yet. The air was 70 degrees. I personally enjoy warm weather and am happy to have a warm fall, but I know it is not normal. Plan to go in a few more times this month.
The weekend of October 6, 7, 8 & 9 (Columbus Day) I went out to Montauk for Jeannie and my annual birthday celebration. Jeannie and I always go out that weekend. Alas, she had college activities and could not come, so I went alone. At first it was lonely, but I soon settled in, did some boogie boarding on a glorious Saturday, wrote in my journal and began my ukulele practice. Montauk is a very special place to me. It is romantic, stunning, very physical, but can be socially challenging. The winters are quiet, perfect for an artist or writer.
So excited! We've opened our 4th location at 305 West 38th Street! We are finishing the studio details and the decor. What a wonderful space. Please take time to come over and experience the result of all the efforts of our dedicated staff and construction crews.
Many thanks to Michael Dimen, our managing director, for amazing planning, directing and executing the project. He coordinated all our contractors and builders. I organized a Feng Shui consultation with one of my professors, Barry Gordon and his Feng Shui students. We cleared and blessed the location. It also resulted in purchasing and painting our "Big Ass" ceiling fan (actual name) which represents the 6 colors of the Om Ma Ne Pad Me Hum invocation mantra and the constantly turning Dharma Wheel, the Wheel of Life. Come and see this beautiful fan painted the 6 colors, right over the interior staircase, the "Stairway to Heaven". Also when you go up through the entrance hall stairs you will pass through the "Tunnel of Love" (a work in progress). The entry awning on West 38th Street represents the 6 colors. Throughout the spaces we have the elements of Wood, Metal, Fire, Water and Earth. We also have some pretty cool seating areas. 24 studios including two performance spaces. A big ambitious project.
My fitness classes are booming! Lots of folks working out, feeling and seeing results that a regular fitness routine brings. I am encouraging everyone to continue to enjoy this fantastic weather and get out in the sun and fresh air this season. Stay consistent and move forward, challenge yourselves to be better and better every day in every way.