My wild spirit taps into the unknown.
I dig my toes into the dirt
and let my hair whip into the wind.
I am wild and I am free.
~Barefoot Freedom Yogi
It has been a year since I have taken the leap to pursue yoga teaching. It’s been an amazing experience and I am still motivated more than ever. Actually, I am more motivated because I am not only seeing progression with myself as a teacher but I am also seeing progression with clients that take yoga with me.
I opened a yoga studio in Sullivan IL, started teaching at Amara Yoga & Arts in Urbana, IL, and you may find me at BE Yoga in Decatur, IL. It is amazing to see the connection and to be apart of the growing yoga community. Within that year, I have also accomplished hosting my first yoga retreat in Costa Rica and BALANCE Yoga Retreat 2016 has been launched! Also, on the side note, my application has been accepted to teach yoga at Phases of the Moon Music & Arts Festival. With patience on my side, visions have come to reality.
I did get the chance to find a space and call it a yoga studio. After some time, I realized it wasn’t quite what I wanted to do with yoga. I was very attached to the thought of managing a studio but my intention was that I just wanted to simply teach. I saw letting the studio go as a failure and letting go has always been a challenge for me. I always forget the fact that once you close one-door five doors will open up for possibilities. I had to let go of what was not working, refocus, and aim higher. When I did this, I found a shared location to teach yoga to the public. The space is much larger for my classes to grow, it is still located near the square, and I get to simply teach yoga.
I spend a lot of time thinking about self-reflection and tend to spend too much time here. What do I want? What do I not want? It goes back and forth. In reality, I need to listen to those soft whispers I get from the beginning and keep that trust within myself. I know what I want in life. I want to be a good person. I know there will be struggles and I may not always get what I want. If I trust myself with an open heart I should be able to make decisions that serve me. That doesn’t mean decisions will always be easy but life is short and needs to be lived to the fullest.
Thank you for everyone who has supported me on my adventure.