I am proud to share that I recently completed Baptiste Level Two Training in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. The focus of the training was the Sannyasin’s Journey on teaching yoga and living authentically. A Sannyasin is a spiritual warrior and seeker of truth, and the self-inquiry part of this program was about finding our truths, exposing our filters, shifting our perspective, and finding our power and purpose.
I explored my strengths and weaknesses as a teacher and connected more deeply to myself, my way of being. By discovering my truths, I began to bring clarity into my way of being and how I show up for others. This program was intense, challenging, and physically exhausting. But, I loved every minute of it. The morning meditations brought focus, insight and stillness. The journaling and group work brought forth clarity and understanding. The asana brought the sweat, and a lot of it, but it also provided me the gift of acceptance and the creation of space.
And, I cannot fail to mention how wonderful and uplifting it was to connect with fellow yogis and attendees, the teachers and staff. Connections were made, friendships formed and deepened, and it was impossible to not feel supported and encouraged.
I walked away from this experience with a new sense of leadership and who I am for others. I realize that what I say is my life. I peeled back some layers, found some comfort in discomfort, and tapped into the power of creating myself as I want to be. I plan to bring this way of being into my daily life, both personally and in my teaching, and most of all, I look forward to sharing this gift with you, my yoga students and friends. Thank you for showing up on your mat and trusting me to lead you on your yoga journey. I absolutely love teaching yoga and watching you live your practice, on and off your mat.