Emma Kealy is a New Jersey-based mother and yoga instructor who is practicing social distancing while trying to juggle parenting and schooling with mindfulness – and she’s doing it all on her own. In this new age of coronavirus pandemic isolation, staying balanced while staying at home isn’t easy. Kealy, a 46-year-old mom of two kids, ages 14 and 11 — who teaches daily yoga classes through streaming sessions in her makeshift bedroom studio — describes the challenges of trying to balance her strict teaching schedule with maintaining social distance protocols with her kids, ex-husband and students.
I teach almost every day — at different times, but I’m very scheduled and I know exactly when I’m going to teach: Every Monday is the same, every Tuesday is the same. But the way I run my life now is different. I’m teaching these streaming classes at a very different time.
It’s definitely a challenge. I can’t say it’s been bad because my kids are very good with their schoolwork and staying on top of it. If I’m teaching during the day, the kids will entertain themselves; if work has me down for a 7:00 a.m. class, then I don’t have to worry about …read more