My Thanks to Fertile Yoga Students of Trumbull
Fertile Yoga and Hitting the Reset Button
I was struggling yesterday with feelings that I was uncomfortable with: fear, anger and resentment. Those very strong feelings inhibited me from speaking at times as I did not want to come across in an angry or hurtful way. That was a good thing as there are few apologies that I need to make today. I almost wrote no apologies; unfortunately that is not true. Still, there are fewer apologies to make than if I had spoken my “mind” yesterday instead of refraining.
Fertile Yoga in Trumbull helped me press a reset button. Speaking with the women in class, each of them lovingly inspiring the others to manage the disappointments of fertility treatment, reminded me of the power of connection with ourselves and others.
Rarely is there a perfect balance of connections with our selves and others. Last night felt like one of those times. We talked, we laughed, we cried, we listened, we heard one another. We shared strength and listened in awe (yes, really, awe), to each other’s life stories.
And then we practiced yoga and went deep into those connections. We met ourselves and we saw the reflection of the others in class. We saw, despite the outside visual differences, how intrinsically alike we were. We reflected back to one another our strength, endurance and beauty.
The room became like a wall of mirrors. Not like in an amusement park, all distorted and somewhat evil-looking, but as if you were seeing 100, 1,000, 10,000 images of yourself exactly as you were in the moment. Back into the ages and out generations into the future. Those reflections of ourselves only possible with the mirrors that the others held up for us.
Our unity, in the power of being together and sharing in an authentic and real way. Our confidences shared in both an intimate and universal way. We all love. We all hurt. We all dream. We all are loved.
It is safe to say that last night in class I received as much as I gave as I saw the inspirational and unconditional love given freely. And despite the outward differences of the women in class, we were truly woven together.
Coping with Fertility Treatment
Fertility treatment is astonishingly hard. It is made so much easier as a shared burden.
Thanks to my wonderful Fertile Yoga ladies in Trumbull for that astonishing reminder last night. I learned something from you.
Please visit our events calendar to find classes near you. Right now, we have Fertile Yoga classes available in Norwalk and Brookfield/Danbury as well as Trumbull.
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About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.