The traditional method of learning yoga was through an apprenticeship or extended study with one’s teacher. I was blessed to study for several years under some of my first teachers, Desi Springer and Shannon Paige. Both of these amazing women taught me how to teach yoga as a healing practice, to hold space for my students and to teach to what I was seeing. This planted the seeds of me becoming a mentor and directly influenced whom I study with.
I wanted to broaden my understanding and embody what my yoga practice had awakened in me. To expand my own healing practice, I completed a reiki teacher mentorship. To enrich my knowledge of teaching, I achieved the Embodiment Coaching Program certification. To widen my relationship to my business, I joined the Hello Soul Hello Business community with Kelly Rae and Beth Kempton. To deepen my relationship as a Believer in the medicine of the Earth, I am studying for my Clinical Aromatherapy Certification. To build my ritual toolkit, by learning about the culture and practice of non-western healing, I am enrolled in Earth Medicine School in 2018.
All of these studies support me in honoring what is sacred in my life. They have helped me to redefine my definition of success; to understand the ripple effect my choices have for me energetically, financially and with my time. In these evolutionary times, it is vital to enhance our Awareness and Knowledge outside of the study of yoga. When we are grounded, connected to what empowers our unique voices, we create more Abundance, Authenticity, Creativity and Love within our lives. These energetic currents nurture us not just as teachers, but as human beings and how we choose to show up in this world.
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