Wow...this just popped up as a memory from exactly two years ago when I was given the key to @alamocityyoga 💕
This was July 19th, 2017 and I had exactly a month to learn the ropes (aka @Mindbody ) and open the doors. I had a small stash of money set aside thanks to @beautycounter and started from scratch. I was on the schedule teaching twenty classes a week and my first hire @adrigcg somehow had faith in me and came on board to teach. Together we taught twenty four classes and the first week miraculously we had forty students (many were friends who had no interest in yoga but showed up to support—I thank you!). Although I tend to be an optimist, I thought: who on earth is going to come to this space? And who is going to keep coming? I had so many thoughts. So many what ifs. But today, two years later, the studio was full and I can say I knew everyone today by name. It is a second home and a community. I am eternally grateful. A special shoutout to @houseofhealing _ who is always by my side in work, motherhood and life and to @lanareedsparklyunicorn who leads our teacher training and pushes me (in a good way) out of my comfort zone. And with that, here are my words from 2017: "There are years that ask questions and years that answer," is a line I remember reading in
Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.
The last three years have been filled with so much questioning about love, loss, afterlife, relationships, motherhood, having a sense of place, identity...I have questioned it all. Every part of my life. But this year has brought answers. In the silent moments, when all the chattering faded away, I knew I would stay committed to my family and dreams. These two factors would be at the forefront of my decisions. And slowly the path presented itself and light entered my window. With that I announce the opening of my space, OUR space: Alamo City Yoga: Movement, Mindfulness and Meditation Center. Coming August 2017. Follow along for kid and adult classes, workshops and much more. From my heart to yours, namaste. 🙏🏼💙 #yogini #yogamom #manifest #universe #love #pregnancy #baby #birth #nature #yogainspiration #yogapractice #yogateacher #yogalove #yogalife