• Jamie Elmer

Edited Summer, 2017 post about my dad

Updated: Oct 13

Summer greetings to you all,

I hope you’re well. I know its been a busy and full summer for many of us!

I’ve put off writing this newsletter because I wasn’t sure where to start, or what to write. A part of me wanted to make this newlsetter personal and real, while I also felt like I should simply stick with the facts about my teaching in the coming months, and pretend as if life has been moving along as usual. It hasn’t. So, I’m going with personal and informative.

Two weeks ago my dad died. Thankfully, he died in his sleep at 72. His parents and grandparents all lived in to their late 90’s and early 100’s, so we were expecting him to be around a few more years at least! For whatever reason, that wasn’t how his life played out. Although, the fact that he didn’t suffer is of huge comfort to me and my family.

I’m not going to write more about my dad’s death, except the fact that everyone who knew him and remembered him talked about my dad being sweet. He was the rock in our family, and at the same time, the kindest man I’ve ever known. Truly. My dad had a huge heart, and without complaining or talk of sacrifice, always put other’s first. He showed a great balance of stability and kindness throughout my life and encouraged me to do what my heart loved. What an example of yoga. He was one of my greatest living examples of this practice for me.

This said, life goes on in a new way and I’m thankful I can continue to do what I love, which is teach. So, here is whats next this summer: (schedule deleted from post).


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