This is a picture from the yoga fundraiser led by Sima Tamaddon, an extraordinary instructor in Arlington, VA.  The event was held to support my journey to the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon.

The sun was shining bright that Sunday afternoon as friends, clients, and family members gathered together. Sima led us through an hour of restorative yoga. The sequence of moves and the moves selected was perfect. It was challenging, as I sat in a particular pose and wondered if I would make it out.

It was also rejuvenating. I felt more supple and less tense after each pose.

To top it off, I loved Sima’s style. She had a direct but gentle tone. She told you what to do without being preachy. And she helped you relax without being sing-songy. And she didn’t levitate above the room like a fairy. (I’ve seen this happen before. It’s really scary.)

During shavasana, I felt at peace. At home. And everyone else felt the same.

After class, I got several texts and emails applauding Sima and her talents. I wasn’t surprised. I know how to pick ’em. Please take one of Sima’s classes. She is a rare gift to the yoga world!

A big thank you to Sima and Ballston Crossfit for making this event possible. Thank you to the little angels who joined me for yoga. And super big thank you to everyone who donated and bestowed love and well-wishes upon me. I am grateful and humbled by your support. You bring me joy.

Categories: Fitness


Sab · 10/10/2012 at 5:18 pm

Peace and Love….Eshe!

David Gonzalez · 10/07/2012 at 9:26 pm

Good luck. Thanks for sharing! Who took the photos? My compliments.

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