It has been over 2 years since I was asked to be a partner in a yoga studio. When Christy asked me to be her business partner , I wasn’t so sure it was a great fit for me. I have always enjoyed attending yoga classes, I have always gotten a kick out of Christy and have always believed in the leader that she is, I even knew some of the other instructors….so what’s the problem, you may ask. No problem, I just thought I needed to be a little more knowledgeable about yoga, I thought maybe everyone would wonder why on earth Christy chose me to be her business partner, I figured that maybe this wasn’t the right move for me.

I’m sorry that I doubted myself…..

In these two years, I have learned more technical skills than I ever thought I would ever need. I enjoy working on the newsletter, a little graphic design, some bookkeeping and computer work.  In fact, I’m realizing that I enjoy these skills and would like to learn more. I have read books that I would have never picked up, and have learned a thing or two. I have learned a lot about myself.  I still lead a hectic life, it’s a life that I love. But through my busy days, I am learning  to truly connect to the present moment. I find my myself enjoying all of my moments more thoroughly. I am teaching myself that life isn’t a race, it is something that needs to be slowed down and savored. I try not to get caught up in the small stuff, believe me, I was a master of this. I have more patience than I ever thought possible. I have learned that my breath is helping me learn these lessons, helping me to engage.  I try to stay in tune with my asanas, these practices have kept me safe many times. In many of my jobs I am the gal that climbs the ladder,  physical balance is very important to me. Yoga has reinforced in me that there are many forms of balance.

I have a deeper appreciation for anyone that teaches yoga; their love of learning, the true passion that comes when one does what their heart leads them to, and their true gift of going with the flow. We are fortunate to have this dedicated group at breatheYoga. I have met so many wonderful people through breatheYoga and I thank each and everyone of you for loving our studio.  So, you see, I didn’t need to hesitate when Christy asked me; I needed to trust myself and understand that this was indeed an opportunity to learn little more about myself and to branch out just like a tree…..coincidentally, it’s one of my favorite asanas.