The Final Bell

“When you invite the bell to sound, you are sending your love, you are sending your greeting, you are sending your wish to the people who will hear the bell.  You wish that when they hear the bell they will stop suffering.  (You wish that) they will begin to practice mindful breathing and that they will find the energy of peace, the energy of joy that is within themselves.”  

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Dearest Students,

As teacher, I have invited you to hear the bell with my whole heart.  Over these many years, you have heard well. The sound of the bell echoes back to me now ringing true and clear.  We are all a part of the whole.  

The time has come for the yoga posts blog to end and a new adventure to begin. I will continue to carry along all of the experiences we have shared over the past few years. In teaching you, I have learned a great deal.  

As we go our separate paths, let us allow the bell to continue to ring from wherever we are to wherever we may go.  All we need to do is remember…

…with gratitude for the many blessings you have bestowed upon me. 



8 thoughts on “The Final Bell

  1. Nancy McKinney

    Hi Kim, Thankyou so much for all your wonderful teaching over the years! My home yoga practice waxes and wanes, because I prefer being in your class, but I will always hear your lovely voice in my head as I do the positions. Hugs and kisses, Nance

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Barbara Cummings

    Dear Kim:
    At the end of February I fell away from my daily practice on week 16 of your book. March began and my Spring trip to Hawaii brought me back home mid March to a new normal.
    I returned to my practice this week on week 17 and it was perfect for the time for me.
    I am grateful our paths have crossed and that I not only have great memories of class but I have your book for the remainder of my journey.
    Blessings, peace and joy to you always.
    Namaste Barb

    1. You have always been so dedicated to the practice. I admire this in you. As in all things, the path will take some turns… but you can return again and again. You are a gift for others and I wish you a blessed journey. Namasté Barb!

  3. Lorraine Romank

    Dear Kim,

    Your yoga classes initiated my love of yoga which will remain a life long practice.
    It’s been such as joy to know you and our yoga group over the past decade+.
    Life is constantly evolving and we all find our ways to new experiences.
    I wish you all the very best in your new endeavours!
    With gratitude and love,
    Lorraine 💞

    1. I have learned so much from teaching and especially from my yogini group. We have all attained great richness in the sharing and I thank you for that – you were our number #1 recruiter! Om Mani Padme Hum Lorraine!

  4. Tana Williams

    OMG! Dear Kim,

    Is this it? Are you finished communicating with us? Has your bell, with us, rung for the final time?

    I hope you and your lovely family are doing well and staying healthy. I wish you all the very best in your future endeavors. I will miss receiving these regular transmissions from you. If possible, just to keep tabs on you and make sure you are well, I would like to hear from you once awhile. If you are ever in the Sedona area, please advise. I would love to meet for coffee/tea or lunch. Thank you and best wishes for a long and very enjoyable life. I will keep you, and all that you have imparted to me, in my heart and soul for the remainder of my years. Namaste…

    Virtual hugs, Tana


    1. Although the blog and all of the formal teachings are dissipating, I will always be connected to you as my teachers remain connected to me. Lao Tzu’s quote describes it best: “When one gives whatever one can without restraint, the barriers of individuality break down. It no longer becomes possible to tell whether it is the student offering himself to the teacher, or the teacher offering herself to the student. One sees only two immaculate beings, reflecting one another like a pair of brilliant mirrors.” You continue to be a shining beacon for me Tana. Om Shanti.

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