When I was 24, I felt like John Mayer was singing to me when he penned the words “quarter life crisis”. Now don’t get me wrong, I had gone to a great school, had loving family and friends, and had a dream job at a high-tech start-up. I felt like the “it girl”-working hard and playing hard. But something in me felt like it was dying inside. The dream life I was living felt more like a freakish nightmare with no true ability to be myself. When I looked ahead into the future, I wasn’t sure if the destined outcome would satisfy me.
It was at this moment, that my mom dragged me to my first yoga class. Looking back at that first class, never in a million years did I ever dream I would own a yoga company, let alone teach yoga. But when I took that first class, I connected to the part of me that knew that she wasn’t authentically happy. This was a shock! Ah the power of awareness!
Change wasn’t immediate. But as I continued to practice and still my mind, I started to see that I had more control of my life than initially meets the eye, and that if I wanted to be a happier person, I would need to do something about it. But what? Now I could have gotten myself all riled up about it. “What should I do with my life?” is an anxiety provoking question, but instead I turned to yoga. I took a yoga teacher training, not because I knew I wanted to teach yoga, but because I didn’t know what I wanted to do or what new choices I wanted for myself. But I knew focusing on yoga would force me to focus on myself.
Yoga teacher training ended up being instrumental in leading me to two very small choices that changed my life forever! In the next blog post, I will share with you what those two super small choices where and how they still effect my life today.
If you are ready to explore yourself deeper and at a more intimate level, even if you might be shocked by what you find out, consider joining us for yoga teacher training!
Our next yoga teacher training is going to be amazing: A Summer two-week Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Vermont Retreat (can’t make the two weeks join us for the first week and finish up the training later) LEARN MORE HERE! Early Bird Ends April 30th!!