There is a saying: 'Start as you shall proceed!'. I'm not sure who said it and it's very old fashioned, but there is something that rings true for me in these words. Each year begins with a clean slate. I love the prospect of starting the New Year in a positive way; taking stock and moving forward with positive steps.
I have recently read that popular book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - it seems that every man/woman and their dog has too. It is a method of clearing out everything in your home that doesn't 'spark joy'. You only keep what you truly love. I am about to embark on this mission. I am looking forward to clearing out the old to make space for what is precious and significant to me. I know that my Yoga Practice is a priority in my life and by clearing away what doesn't spark joy or hold significance will leave more space for practice in my daily life. This is my goal.
However, there is another saying 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions'. Hopefully we won't end up there, but you get the picture. It's all very well to set our intentions but we must be accountable to take action and evaluate along the path, in case we take that fork in the road that goes South.
The Intensive is an opportunity to set your compass to head North, to take the high road and to move to higher and greater things.