Updated: Sep 23, 2022
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” - Seneca
In 2011, I was practicing yoga 12 hours a week. Attending a yoga teacher training seemed like a natural next step. My original intention to be a yoga teacher was to have more options for work if I were to move to another country.
Little did I know the path it would send me on.
Shortly after coming back from India and teaching my friends and family, I began developing a sense of purpose and identity. The energy that came from teaching allowed me to identify and challenge my weaknesses, and pay attention to how I show up for my students. It forced me to confront my ego and authenticity. I started to learn about the positive, healthy impact I could make in people’s lives.
As I adjusted my approach, my teaching became more genuine, caring and authentic. This brought me higher quality work, and clarified that one yoga training is not sufficient. I began to branch out by studying Massage Therapy, Anatomy and Physiology, Myofascial Efficiency and Reease, Mobility and Structural Balance, Pre/Postnatal oga, Yoga Tradition and Philosophy, and Advaita Vedanta.
The diversity of education helped me build unique relationships with students with different needs. I gained tools to strategize my next steps, provide structures, develop empathy and deepen my understanding of the human experience. These experiences as a student, practitioner, and teacher expanded who I am.
Three years after my very first training, I made the move to leading my own studioand running my own classes as an entrepreneur. It wasn’t easy to switch gears professionally, but pursuing this passion project gave me the fulfillment, freedom and independence I long for.
After a year of slow transition, I eventually became a full time yoga teacher. I am able to optimize my lifestyle to serve my purpose and bring my vision to life. In the past year, I have surrounded myself with powerful messages, productive influences which have advanced my positive mental attitude.
I am better at executing my plan to achieve goals, celebrate small wins, track progress and monitor what I spend my time and energy on. The best part is that I’m actually doing what sparks something in meam working and creating for myself, beyond just earning a paycheck.
A New Chapter
This year, 2022, carries momentum, clarity and force. I feel its uplifting energy. My arms are open to new experiences and my mind is ready to break out of the hamster wheel again.
It breaks my heart to realize this, but my time in Taiwan is coming to an end. The path is clear for me. It’s showing me that in order to grow in ways that serve me, I need to step up and have a better view of what I can offer to the world. In this moment of clarity, I know I’m doing exactly what I should be doing and am at peace with my decision.
September this year will be the last month of teaching in Taipei. After which I will be packing up, traveling, and recharging before moving to the east coast of America for a couple of years.
So come take classes! In the last month of my time here, I’m still running private classes, my drop-in Tuesday Vinyasa classes as well as closed group Handstand and Hip/Split programs at Peacestreet.
For those who have been practicing with me over the years. I am not abandoning you. I’ll be here if you want to take things online. You can also practice with me on Patreon! I have started recording a variety of classes and guided meditation audios that you can follow along. You can expect new content for the foreseeable future. I’ll be sending out newsletters and keeping you posted here on my blog.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving me and my teachings. Thank you for showing me my worth, and for playing such an important part of my journey. It is because of you that I learn that I’m here for a reason. It is because of you I learn that meaningful work gives life purpose and connects us to something bigger than ourselves. It is because of you that I surrender to my calling and become truly alive.
Oh, and stay tuned,