Two of my favorite things start a day apart from each other...BL's Yoga Teacher Training kicks off on the 17th, and the next season of Dancing with the Stars on the 18th. Now I know you must be thinking that there couldn't possibly be a correlation between these 2 exciting events, but I will beg to differ!!! Turns out that last season one of the dancers featured told her story about how she discovers that not acting as if she were perfect but showing her vulnerability ended up being her greatest strength as well as her greatest gift to those around her. Her message so resonated with me and I've thought about it often since. As the owner of BL and the leader of teacher training, I am often looked up to as someone who has it all together or figured out. (Those who know me well will quickly jump in here to tell you otherwise!!) But in actuality, the first thing I tell my teacher trainees is that I struggle with the same kinds of challenges that everyone else does. I have just been lucky enough to have stumbled upon yoga as an effective tool in helping me to navigate through life and am thrilled to be able to share those tools with others. I remember deciding to start up my own yoga teacher training program back in 2000. I had just started practicing yoga in 1997...took teacher training in 1998 and then started teaching shortly thereafter. I had only a few years of experience when I embarked on training others to teach yoga but I knew I had a story to tell. A story about how yoga had transformed my life that could benefit others and was worth sharing.
I share this with you because I know there are others out there that think they have to have it all figured out or they need years of experience before they could possibly consider teaching yoga, but the truth is you each have a story to tell that has the potential for changing lives. It may or may not be in a traditional yoga classroom but will most likely take on its own shape which will be as unique as you are!! The yoga teacher training is just a process to equip you with the tools to share your story more effectively.
Yoga teacher training starts on September 17th (oh and did i mention Dwts starts the next day??)...would love for you to consider joining us!!! Give yourself permission to be vulnerable. You just may find its your greatest strength!!