we were taught to wake up before sunrise to make a gesture of presence, a magic repetition that takes place everyday.
we personally do it before teaching when it is still dark so that we can anchor ourselves and prepare to share.
most of our classes take place early in the morning. in winter we are held by twilight while we wait for the first sun rays that happen as we finish our practice. in summer we are held by a very dim and soft light since the very beginning shelteringus from the summertime heatr
very little to say as most of this needs to be experienced. modifying habits is not easy - - nor something that happens overnight - and it is a whole quest itself.