I will share how challenging times created resilience, innovation and connection for me, my studio and the global yoga community.
Yoga is the foundation of everything I do. The ancient truth that has been handed down to humanity, in the 8 Limb Path of Yoga, has taught me how to navigate my life. These teachings are also the core values of my business and how I show up in the community, with my friends and family. I have been studying and teaching for almost 30 years. The lenses through which I see everything come directly from this beautiful way of living. I am grateful for all the challenges and for all the grace.
Pause... Breath... Notice... Feel... My mantra for life. At any moment I can stop, become present with my breath and see if I am having a reaction to what is happening within me or around me. It is a simple check in and it is available to anyone that wants to meet themselves exactly where they are. Yoga basically asks me to pay attention and this is a great tool to help me do so anywhere, anytime!
If I am lucky enough to be chosen I will use the money to support my community and to re-build my business after a tough year. My team and I worked really hard to stay open and continue to offer both online and in person yoga experiences. I love the idea of re-investing in those that stood by me and continued to support the studio and the community especially when we all needed it the most. I would love to see us thriving after a year of surviving.