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Enter the code as shown below:. Send message Please wait Copy Event URL. Events are social. Allow Facebook friends to see your upcoming events? Yes Recommended Yes Recommended. I had a clear vision of a life that was more easeful, more balanced, and more light-hearted than the one I was currently living. From the depths of my being I believed, and still believe, that my heart damage was caused by ignoring my bliss and silencing the call of my heart although my cardiologists had a different diagnosis. I was ready. It's almost like I didn't have a choice. I had to leap.
Sitting here one year later I truly do not recognize my former life. In a year's time, quite literally every aspect of my life has changed -- for the better. I am finally on my path. MY path. The path that was calling out to me but being drowned out, ignored, suppressed and shushed for so very long.
A path of learning and teaching yoga. A path of joining, building, and leading communities. A path of openhearted acceptance for myself and others and a leaning away from material concerns. A path on which I feel at ease.
Sure of my overall direction, if not every individual twist and turn. Are you considering making a huge shift? Are you ready to find, follow, or commit to YOUR path? Here are a few pieces of advice to get you started, now that I'm an old pro at leaping sans net as the saying goes:.
This is actually advice I got from a brief stint working at Lululemon. In other words, I sure as hell wasn't living in an apartment in NYC, working 70 hours a week and wearing fancy party dresses whilst rubbing elbows with celebrities. If yours are too, it's time to make a big change. If in 10 years you TRULY just want to be your right-now self, but with a bigger paycheck and a better title and I mean truly -- not because that's what society says than you're on the right track. If not Think of how much can happen in one year if you just take the first step -- today.
All great transitions begin with a baby step. Mine was quitting my super-full-time job and taking a somewhat-less-demanding job at Lululemon while I completed two more intensive yoga teacher trainings and picked up more classes to teach. This job did not end up being a great fit for me.
They wanted more from me than I wanted to give to them so we parted ways. However, during the few months I worked there I made decent money, had health insurance long enough for Obamacare to get approved, and secured several private yoga clients. By the time I left Lululemon, I was one step closer to being the me I wanted to be. Their surprisingly aggressive insistence on "Vision and Goals" coaching actually gave me the kick in the ass I needed not to linger there too long.
It was the perfect baby step for me. Figure out what yours is so that initial leap from one life to the next isn't a free fall into a poverty-canyon of ramen and bus fare.
Johnny pulls Baby up on stage at the end of season revue at Kellermans. Features the classic "Time of my life". "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" is a song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer.
One of the hardest aspects of making a huge life change is shifting the way others see you AND the way you see yourself. The primary reason it took me so long to become a full time yogi is because I had put the "yoga teacher" archetype up on a pedestal.
I was too worldly, too flawed, too anxious, too ME to be one of those goddess-like beings. They inspired me -- for sure -- but I didn't believe I could actually become one of them. My mentors however, didn't buy it. They saw the teacher in me before I could really own it myself. They saw the passion behind my fear and self-doubt. They cheered on my little victories and critiqued me whenever necessary. They coached, encouraged, and sometimes forcefully coaxed the new me out of the former-me shell.
With them monitoring my progress, I was able to move forward much more confidence and had zero opportunity to throw in the towel. Somehow I was more OK with disappointing myself than disappointing them. Search Search.
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