Class Notes

Living in Portsmouth, RI

August 9, 2014

My partner, Brian, is the Farm Manager of Greenvale Farm & Vineyards and we reside on the property (in Portsmouth, RI) with our two sons, Eamon (6) and James (4). The farm is owned by Nancy Parker, grandmother of two recent DA alums, Charlotte and Ellie Parker. Small world.

I am happy to spend as much time as I can with our two beautiful children! I do take on work part time. In May I completed a two and a half year restoration of six 18th century Chinese lacquer panels for the Elm’s breakfast Room (one of Newport’s historical mansions owned by the Preservation Society). We were a small team of four, led by the chief conservator and a specialist from Portugal. Such enjoyable work to contrast home life: everything I “did” stayed just as I left it! How satisfactory.

I currently spend my mornings as a caregiver in a Waldorf-inspired childcare center. My day is like a living meditation, meeting the children where they are and holding space for them as they awaken to their bodies. Both of my boys have attended the school.

I teach yoga, lead guided journeys and am a Reiki Level II practitioner.

Aynsley (Reycroft) Schopfer