Sunday, March 13, 2011

Live the Life You Were Meant to Live

I believe we all reach a point in life when we wonder, "What am I doing? What have I done? & What will I do for the rest of my life?" 

I woke up one day and asked myself these questions. My answers in order, "Um, I don't know, I'm a mom, a wife and a writer, I'm clueless."

So, I quit my day job and took a leap of faith. I figured the answers weren't going to fall from the sky and land in my lap. No, I was going to have to make them happen.

I decided to launch my yoga practice, Be the Tree Yoga. Yeah, it was terrifying, and I wasn't sure our family could financially support a lack of income. However, with the support of my family, and the invitation and enthusiasm of Brenham Community Education's director, my dream of being a yoga instructor part-time and writer part-time, is well on its way to becoming a reality.

I love teaching and sharing the multiple benefits, joy, peace, and health yoga has to offer. As the wise Gandhi once said...

"Be the change you want to see in the world."


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Brenham Community Ed. Yoga

"Be the change you want
to see in the world."

We've just completed our 4th week of yoga classes at Brenham Community Ed. How time flows when you're in the zone! I had my doubts about the small room in the old building on Market Street, but I've grown to love that cozy space. When my Tuesday class is full, we are in all four corners, literally! 

Between the two classes I've offered, I have eight students--a perfect number for the beginning of my business. They come to me from all different walks of life, different ages, professions, and abilities. I wonder if they are having as much fun as I am?

Our asana postures are increasing in difficulty, and the span of time holding each posture is lengthening. Their flexibility is increasing, as well as their stamina. The individual postures of our Sun Salutations are gaining fluidity. I couldn't be more proud of my students.

Monday evening, I received a generous token of thanks that only a teacher can appreciate. I bowed my head to my students and honored them with a Namaste', and I thanked them for being wonderful students. One of them said, "Well, you're a wonderful teacher."

I thought to myself as I rolled up my mat, now, that is what teaching is all about.