It has been 4 days since our plane landed in Stockholm, Sweden and 4 days of exploring my new city, jet lag, eating out, eating in, meeting up with friends, yoga, and did I mention jet lag?
Why, one may wonder, is a 28 year old American moving to Stockholm with no job and no real grasp of the Swedish langauge? Well you see, there is this boy...
After living in New York City for 7 months I met said boy, Peppe. After a few dates, I knew that this was it. It was the real deal and I was head over heals for this Swede. Fast forward 2.5 years and I find myself on a direct flight to Stockholm, Sweden. We arrived early in the morning on February 2nd and jumped in a taxi to our new home in Farsta Strand, a suburb just outside the city center of Stockholm. Peppe and I will be living here for 9 weeks while we get settled and look for our own place nearby. With a slight break to go back to New York for three months this spring (I don't have my Visa yet and Peppe needs to finish up a project for the NYC team at his company), Stockholm is officially our new home sweet home!
Last Fall, I had signed up to take part in a yoga Teacher Training program at Pure Yoga on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Not sure if I saw myself teaching yoga, or just deepening my own practice, I knew that I wanted to find out more through the training. It was a life-altering, perspective-changing, and incredible experience and led me to the conclusion that yes - I should be teaching yoga! After years of struggling to find my own career path, I quit my corporate job in New York to make the move to Sweden and (once I am a legal citizen...come on Visa!) teach yoga.
So this blog, Antlers and Asanas, will be just about those two things. Reindeer antlers and yoga asanas to be specific (there are a lot of reindeer in Sweden - yes, they really do exist!).