Many people find change difficult, perhaps most people. But I would venture to say I am not one of those people. I’ve gone through a lot of fairly drastic change in my life, and for the most part I have welcomed it and embraced it. When I feel compelled to move in a new direction in any area of my life, I tend to just go for it. My guiding philosophy is that this precious life is our playground, our grand experiment, so why hesitate when you’re feeling called? If you aren’t causing harm to yourself or another, follow the call, and see.
Then there’s yoga. Like meditation, yoga is one of those practices that once you step on the path, it’s a lifelong journey because the room for growth and personal transformation is infinite. What a beautiful gift! So I knew a long time ago that I would practice yoga for the rest of my life. What I didn’t know is that I wouldn’t teach it forever.
This one, this change, has been immensely difficult to move forward with. The letting go has not come easily. Then why let go?
I started to make the transition away from teaching yoga about 8 months ago when it became clear to me that my professional passion had decidedly moved in a different direction, and I wanted to shift my time and energy to those endeavors. I completed my work with all of my private clients, yet I held on to one weekly group class at Liberation Yoga, my teaching home base for the past 6 years.
This class was the first studio class I ever had the privilege of calling my own and it’s a class that’s very dear to me. Liberation is a special place, a beautiful community of teachers and students with whom I adore sharing time and space. To release it would mean walking away from all of that, and my final attachment to what represents my first step onto my entrepreneurial path (the greatest adventure of my life thus far!).
The truth is, my heart had already transitioned away. I was in love with my new endeavors and wanted to pursue them wholeheartedly. I knew that holding onto the class was only prolonging the inevitable, potentially hindering the progress of my new projects, and keeping the class from flourishing with a new teacher.
When we are being called in a new direction, it’s important to clear space for that new energy to flow and expand.
So I’m here to say I am taking the leap and doing the final release. My last weekly group class at Liberation is Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30pm. Please join me and let’s celebrate our journey together.
Of course, I’m not saying goodbye to yoga or Liberation entirely! As part of my new passion I am leading a monthly workshop called the Women’s Wellness Circle, which incorporates yoga, meditation, and guided discussion on issues surrounding women’s wellness, self-care, and self-love. This month’s topic is Divine Feminine Anger. If you are feeling called, please come. (See info and flyer below.)
You might be wondering, what are these new endeavors I speak of? I teach people natural solutions for living a nontoxic life using essential oils and I guide women to prioritize their self-care through my Feel Good Goddess Program and the Women’s Wellness Circle. I am an Essential Oil Educator and Goddess Lifestyle Coach. You’ll see much more on the Goddess program in the coming weeks, so do stay tuned.
When something or someone is very near and dear to your heart, it’s not easy to walk away. In those cases, change is hard. The truth is though, they will always be with you because they are part of your journey and part of who you are today. I walk away from this class, and from my yoga teaching journey as I knew it, with complete faith that the change will lead to positive transformation for everyone involved, because it feels right in my heart.
Please share in the comments below any situation where change has felt difficult for you, either past or present. How did you get through it? How may this community support you?
Lots of love,