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Our First Day of School


Today was the first day of school for Dan, Ryah and myself. So a very exciting day indeed! Dan is currently at his Ayurveda practitioner program so updates on how that goes to come. I began my 200 registered Yoga teacher training at Kailash Tribal school studying under Yogi  Sividas (www.yogatribe.org). This morning was my first class and it seems to be a perfect fit for me. Small class size, a mixture of asana practice, yoga theory, and some opportunities to teach in the classroom as well. The studio is about a 20 minute walk from our apartment. Currently I am doing 2 hours of asana practice from 8-10am. In the next month I will start theory as well. The walk early in the morning is stunning. The sun comes up over the mountain about half way through my walk and it feels blissful.

My big girl Ryah also had her first day at Wood Whistlers International School. Its a Montessori type program for children from ages 3-10. The curriculum is taught in both English and Hindi. Luckily our neighbor Nisha is also a teacher at the school, so Ryah will have a familiar face there to help her out if needed. Her son Ayyan, who is Ryah’s buddy also attends.

First day of school

First day of school

I had already left for yoga practice so I wasn’t able to put her on the bus for school (probably a good thing because I think I would have had a hard time saying goodbye!) Dan said she did great and right before she hoped on the bus was spinning in circles yelling “Im so excited to go to school!” Sounds like my girl.

Waiting for the bus

Waiting for the bus

Off to school! The lovely lady stting next to Ryah in red is Nisha our neighbor, who is also a teacher at the school.

Off to school! The lovely lady sitting next to Ryah in red is Nisha our neighbor, who is also a teacher at the school.



Now I’m sitting at our apartment with Neko, waiting impatiently for my baby girl to get home. Hoping she did well and enjoyed her first day as much as I enjoyed mine.

Since I wasnt able to post this Thursday due to lack of internet, I’m going to add on a bit here….

Ryah loved her first day of school! She told me she colored, played with the big kids on the slide and wants to go back. Her teacher also told me she is started to try and speak in Hindi to the other children. It looks like Ryah may end up being our translator down the road because she seems to be picking up the native language much easier than Dan or I 😉

Ryahs school

Ryahs school


In the clasroom

In the classroom

I am also really enjoying my yoga teacher training program. It feels amazing to have the time and space to be doing a couple hours of yoga everyday. I already feel myself getting stronger. Dan also seems to be enjoying his Ayurveda study with Dr. Arun at Ayuskama Ayurvedic Institute (ayuskama.com).

Besides schooling we’ve been enjoying trying new foods, shopping at our local markets, playing with the neighbor kids and exploring the epic forest that lays right outside our front door. Feeling blessed to be here now.

Ryah, Ayyan and Neko flying around our livingroom. They like to use the small blue dividing wall as a launching pad.

Ryah, Ayyan and Neko flying around our livingroom. They like to use the small blue dividing wall as a launching pad.

Exploring the Himalayan forest.

Exploring the Himalayan forest.


4 thoughts on “Our First Day of School

  1. So great to see you are all doing well, and yes I would guess Ryah is loving the school she will fit right in. Continue to post, look forward to it each time. Love you all

  2. WOW !!!!

  3. So glad to hear that you are all doing so well! Hard to believe it is time for Ryah to start school. Love reading every post and we miss you!!

  4. Love reading your posts and so happy to
    See pics! Love to all! Xo

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