I must confess I am not a risk-taker. I am an introverted, highly sensitive person. I proceed cautiously, methodically; I observe situations and people before I (slowly) move forward. Don’t take this the wrong way; I am not ashamed of who I am, actually the opposite is true. I know and love myself. I simply have a comfort zone that I am pretty comfortable with. I thrive with my alone time and calm environment.
The year that my dear Yoga teacher Karen moved away I took a huge risk. I thought I would never, not be attending her classes. I didn’t know at the time that she would soon be leaving Prince Albert and that she would ask me to carry on teaching.
I had never really thought of being a Yoga teacher but I felt I had no choice; Karen was leaving and there was a need. But that she had faith in me gave me faith in myself. She would tell me “you have everything you need.” I felt that I was being called.
So I took the leap! That year first year I muddled along in the teaching area but delved in deep as a student. My 200 hour Yoga teacher training program was a trip (that’s separate post)! Only a small but committed group of Karen’s students carried on with me, others went on to find other local teachers or even became teachers themselves.
Over time though, those who are attracted to my classes have found me. Five years later I am more confident with myself and my offerings. I am much more steeped in the practices and teachings of Yoga than I was. But Yoga is so vast that sometimes “the more I learn, the more I learn how little I know” (Socrates).
Over the past few years I have often thought of how amazing it would be to have a dedicated studio space. A space to hold space, to develop community, and to serve. Early last year, when I started inquiring about properties I hit some road blocks. I felt deflated, that this dream would have to be a long term, five or ten year plan.
Last fall on separate occasions, two intuitive women told me I would be taking a leap. As Pantanjali said, “When you are inspired by some great purpose all of your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world!”
And now, here I am, breaking the bonds of my own mind and opening a Yoga studio.
Sometimes I almost have to pinch myself as I thought if/when this would happen it would be far into the future. But here I am consulting, making plans, picking out flooring and décor. This is happening.
Please stay tuned for sneak peeks and announcements about a grand opening this fall. Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, or sign-up for my newsletter to stay up to date.
love and light,