For the first time in almost two years of teaching yoga, I’m gonna take a break that’s more than a week — more than two months to be exact. This… scares the shit out of me. (READ: On teaching: Passing the one-year mark, learning how to love)
I am absolutely, everyday, head over heels in love with my job and I’m more than happy to be known as “that girl who teaches yoga.” Now, I am confronted with the “essential transience” of all things. Who am I when I’m not being a yoga teacher? How will I be able to go back to my teaching practice? Will I be able to save money? All these questions and more are giving me pre-trip anxiety.
My solution is to focus on service 💖
I am taking so long because I’d like to serve better 🙂 I’m taking an adaptive yoga therapy teacher training with Jillian Pransky of YogaWorks and… I am so excited. I’ve talked about my passion for private, restorative, specialized classes before and here’s me declaring to the Universe that I’m ready for more and I’m ready to serve with more knowledge and insight. (READ: Why private yoga classes are a challenge, a joy for teacher and student)
If you want to know a little bit more about what I’m about to study, here’s something from one of my favorite yoga websites: The Distinction Between a Yoga Class and a Yoga Therapy Session. Hopefully by the end of my training, I’ll be able to write my own version of this too 🙂
All this being said, as I go off on my learning adventure, it will probably be a while before I post again. I know I’m going to go back to teaching, coaching and, writing – hey, I might even teach when I’m in traveling in the US! 🌞
In this time of shifting, I’m feeling emotional and so, even if this makes me a bit shy I’d like to say — THANK YOU. To all my teachers, all the people who’ve believed in me, the wonderful people I’ve crossed paths with, everyone who’s sent a kind word, and all the people who’ve given me a chance and did yoga with me: Y’all are the universe’s gift to me 🙏🏼 The light in me celebrates the light in you 🕉
In the meantime, will do my best to exercise my optimism muscles, my surrendering skills, and my ruthless trust. May we have blessed months to come.
“Space is where miracles happen.” 💖 Off on an adventure. Seeya! ✌🏻️