A year – like all measurements – is both incomprehensibly large and extraordinarily small, depending on your perspective. We do millions of tiny things in a year, many of which add up to bigger accomplishments. Other projects can take decades to bear fruit.
The New Year is a beautiful opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come in the last year, and what we see for the year to come. It’s like a precious pause between breaths, an almost magical glimpse of stillness and calm and clarity.
This has been a transformative year at Myo, and for me personally. A year ago, we had just signed the lease for the larger space at the Triangle. Today, we’re celebrating our gorgeous new space, new services, and new class offerings. In this year, while we planned and built the physical space, I’ve also taken a personal journey into the movement world. Starting from just a few seeds of an idea, I read, researched, interviewed and experienced countless movement styles to find the right teachers and classes for our studio. This year, as I deepen my own personal movement practice, I want to share some of these behind the scenes experiences and insights.
Many people take this day to make New Year’s resolutions. I don’t. I love the idealism and the hope and excitement of making big goals, but it’s no secret that we usually fall short of our grand resolutions. Real change is about the small things adding up. So instead of resolutions, I set intentions to guide the easy, tiny, manageable choices we make day after day.
This year, I choose movement. If there’s an option, I’ll choose the one with more varied movement. A walking meeting at work. Parking further away. Climbing over something instead of walking around. Stairs instead of elevators. Dance instead of TV.
During this year of movement, I’ll be sharing about my personal explorations as well as who, how, and why of what we are doing at Myo. Won’t you join me?
Catherine Collett is co-founder of Myo. She has been a massage therapist since 2003, specializing in myofascial release, pain management, and lymphatic drainage. She also holds a BA in Anthropology from Grinnell College and spent several years working on linguistics and schools development projects in Namibia with the Kalahari Peoples Fund. She’s is an avid world traveler and foodie, and loves movement in all its forms.