An Epiphany from Almost Missing Yoga Class


Feb 02 2019

Gold Tape

A week ago, I looked at the clock and realised that my restorative yoga class was starting in ten minutes – and it was a ten minute walk away. 



My forehead flooded with panic*. 

I considered cancelling and swallowing the late fee. 

In a split second, I decided to make a mini adventure out of getting there on time. 

I’d been preparing for our month of Simplicity in Everyday Wonderland, and so, as I yanked on my yoga pants, I asked myself, ‘How can I make this simpler?’ 

It occurred to me that I didn’t need to change my top. No need to wear yoga clothes just because I was going to a yoga class. 

I didn’t need to put on socks. I could wear my new Allbirds sneakers – made of wool, with no socks necessary. 

And so I jogged to yoga, arrived in plenty of time, and discovered that I don’t need to wear skin-tight apparel to go to yoga! In fact, I could have worn my trousers too.

From the crisis arose a solution, that was both simple and delightfully cheeky.

A flowy, daily life sleeve at the gym? Yes please. In fact, I will be repeating this (perhaps without the jog next time). 

Why not go to yoga in flowy sleeves? 

Why not go hillwalking in a dress? 

Why not wear a collared pajama top to the coffeeshop, with a smart jumper and a statement necklace over it? 

Why not wear high heels to the bouldering gym? You’re just going to change when you’re there anyway…

In Everyday Wonderland, I show you to turn obstacles into mini adventures in one minute per week (And often – mini adventuring can save you time!). 

Will I see you in Everyday Wonderland? 


*I realise this sounds like a line out of Harry Potter. No, I don’t have a scar on my forehead (a birthmark though!), but I did feel panic there!

P.S. The above photo of me was taken by Ollie Annand at the Rebel Heroine Retreat last summer!

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