May 22, 2017•INSTAGRAM POST: Refreshed my alter tonight and feeling mighty blessed and proud to have completed the very first Elevate Yoga Teacher Training alongside @ellenmosko and @jamiehanley_yoga . Today was graduation and I spent most of the day witnessing this fine group of people step into the seat of yoga teacher with such grace and beauty that at times my own level of vulnerability was put to the test. It was about 14 years ago when I had the first thought that I wanted to be a yoga teacher. Truthfully at first it wasn’t because I wanted to be of service, it was because I perceived that my favorite yoga teacher had a pretty easy, laid back life and she got to do something that made people feel good. I thought, “I want that.” I think if I had read the “fine print” of what really goes into to the art of teaching (witnessing true vulnerability, facing ego, fear, doubt, failure, committing to showing up amidst the challenges of daily life and hold space, standing in integrity – just to name a few), I’m not totally sure I would have signed on. However, when I really dig deep into why I continue to teach yoga it comes down to the longing in my soul to feel and share in the light of love. I love helping others feel better through their bodies and I love helping people see things in a new light. I love the calm stillness that fills a room during savasana and I love listening to the sound of a harmonious AUM that makes me feel like I’m riding the waves of something timeless, mysterious and not at all about me and my small life. There have been many times over the years that I’ve questioned the path I’ve chosen and thankfully I have fantastic friends and loved ones that have helped me through those times, but often it’s the people that have been showing up to classes regularly over the years that remind me that I’m exactly where I want to be. I get to be a part of helping people remember the beautiful light within and they help me remember it too. So to all the yoga students and teachers I’ve had over the past 16 years, I’m eternally grateful to you for helping to guide my light. Namaste ?