Let me tell you a story:
Many years ago, shortly after I graduated from my yoga teacher training program in Thailand, I had the vision to have my own yoga space. The steps toward this dream weren't clear enough yet. Nor I had any business plan or financial capability. But the heart spoke its wish: I wanted a sacred space where I can create a community, evolve as a yoga practitioner, and mature as a yoga teacher.
All I know is that I had a strong gut feeling about it.
"Life is a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is destiny; the way you play it is free will." ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
But guess what?
A year and a half later, I bought an ongoing yoga and pilates studio, Lotus in Tel Aviv. It took me by surprise how quickly everything happen and that suddenly I owned a big business, managing 20 teachers while raising a one-year-old baby.
It was far from easy or fun at the beginning, it was mainly hard 24/7 work and lots of stress. Looking back I won't change a thing, Eventually managing Lotus and teaching full time saved me when my mother passed away. At that time I had two toddlers at home and my third baby was the business. Being occupied, and taking care of the community and the staff kept me away from falling apart.
After being a solo owner, a mother of two, and teaching and running Lotus for almost 7 years, I was burned out and I needed a break. When Alon and I started to plan our relocation to Greece, it was clear that I will need to sell. It was one of the most painful decisions I needed to make. For a long time, I couldn't find the right buyer. Then my teacher from India said to me: '' Let go of it emotionally, set it free, and you will sell''. And so I did.
After that experience, I promised myself I won't be a yoga studio owner again. But guess what? I have a new gut feeling that I might be...LOL
Stay tuned and you might find me teaching in Greece soon in my own space where I can host you when you visit me.
Today's video is about Pelvis Reset and Moving from the Organs, Please enjoy this video any time after a long day of sitting or running around. Don't forget to add a diagonal stretch to squeeze and soak your internal organs.
It is a very juicy movement and sensation for a morning reset or any time you need it. Share with me if you liked it.
Moving from the Organs:
I am always delighted to work with people who love Yoga and own beautiful, well-equipped yoga studios. LOL.
This time when I visit Israel I will be teaching at Mantra Yoga Studio in TLV.
A new yoga hub for Tel Aviv people, but not only. We have a special offering for you if you sign up before July 10th: Not only do you get an early bird discount, but you also receive a free online 60min private session with me. How great is that? Will I see you there?
The Art of Teaching
We come to yoga because we want to grow, we need a change, and we seek meaning in our lives knowing there is something more to this life.
In our practice, we want to invite curiosity, create joy, trust in ourselves, and in the process, understand that we are enough. We practice remembering who we are. The true goodness of ourselves. Becoming the one that was missing when we started, why we started.
Practicing yoga is a journey of adventure that brings every day a new experience and a new question.
Join us for two days workshop, The Art of Teaching, in a new, spacious and friendly Studio Naim located in the trendy Jaffa.
Today's daily quote:
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.”
― Robert Brault
Yours in Yoga,