Over the months, I went through several emotions and states of mind. On Facebook, I was happy to be able to continue to teach, but quickly, the fact of not being able to see the participants had a very bad effect on me and I had a period of blockage. It did not suit me at all to talk to a screen without any meaningful human interaction. I was only dreaming of one thing: to be able to resume normal classes! Therefore, I stopped teaching for a few months, telling myself that, anyway, from September on we would all meet again! It was not the case… This situation affected me, despite the tools I had in my toolbox.
Motivation and desire to teach were finally stronger: in September 2020, in agreement with the DG HR, I set up the courses via TEAMS, as a trial. And, hurray, I could see and hear my EPSO colleagues, at least at the beginning and at the end of the lessons, and that was priceless! Soon after that, in November 2020, I thought, “why not open these courses to all institutions?” Therefore, I have opened them and we are now almost 100 in the Teams group, with an average of 20 participants per class every Friday. I also make the video available for those who could not be present. I would say it is a success and I was able to meet colleagues that I would have never had the chance to meet during a real life course. Teaching these classes gives me a lot from a personal point of view, because I need to share what I know. Yoga gave me so much during the past few years and will continue to offer me so much. I wish other people could know it!
Yes, I have launched externally on Facebook and internally also via Teams, “Buddha Boudoir” a little book club where I plan to discuss books on personal development, well-being, religion and spirituality, feel good novels, initiatic novels, various tales and fables (Zen etc.). I am not an expert, but now these books bring me a lot, and I want to share this passion with others. At first, it will be one or two common readings per month, let’s see how it evolves!