This just in….I resigned from my part-time pandemic job and am now teaching and offering yoga therapy full time again!
As you may know, although I’ve been teaching throughout the pandemic, a few months into the start of the pandemic in 2020, I accepted an offer to work as the Director of Professional Development for the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. A non-profit organization, based in the USA that licenses Anusara yoga teachers around world and the core organization of the Anusara yoga community, a community I’ve been a part of since 2009.
With the pandemic threatening my finances and already very humble style of living, I decided to take on the job. I figured it would be a great way for me to stay connected to the yoga community, learn new skills, and put into action abilities that I have but don’t often have the opportunity to utilize.
I ended up being pretty good at the job and it started taking more and more of my time until I started feeling like something was missing. I was working for a yoga organization and yet felt that my own yoga practice needed my attention. I also felt that I was less present in my own life, spending less quality time with family, friends and my partner. Earlier this year I decided to resign, and my last day was this past May 31st.
Now I’m back to putting my creative energy into my own life vision and mission. To be honest I’m still trying to articulate what that is exactly, but it definitely has to do with sharing my yoga infused life with others so that they too can mine their inner power and wisdom. My ideal vision of the world that understood that suffering is a choice not an obligation. I don’t have it all figured out but I don’t think any of us do and if we can help each other in exploring life’s possibilities then I want to be part of that movement!
Over the last few months, I’ve had the chance to begin taking inventory of what the last 2 pandemic years have taught me about myself. Taking time to recognize the positive qualities, strengths and resources that I’ve adopted and developed in the last chapter of my life, is allowing me to move more fully into the next chapter. I’m still figuring out how to properly use those skills in my teaching, but I’m giving myself permission to figure it out slowly. I strongly encourage this practice to anyone who is experiencing life changes. It’s a great way to help digest past events, find a sense of purpose in our experiences and to leave the past with a more expanded definition of who we are and the great tools and resources we now have to create our future.
Creating life from our inner power is always more fruitful and fulfilling.
All this being said, my schedule is now open to receiving new clients and invitations to teach (local and international). Let the excitement begin!
Om Shanti – Om Peace