2020 was certainly quite a year.
January always comes with a clean slate. 12 months to do things differently. To make better choices. To be more present. I love the optimism that the new year brings. Who could have predicted how the year would actually unfold.
2020 did have a few brights spots for me. I completed my first 40 days program, and in February graduated from Spotted Dog’s 200 hour Light Up! teacher training. It may sound cliche, but both of these programs had a profound effect on me.
Teacher Training had already begun, when I decided to participate in the 40 days program. I was hesitant at first. I already had been attending classes regularly, and with teacher training thought maybe I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the reading. But when a feeling nudges you towards something, listen.
The weekly meetings built an even stronger community connection, and the book work always seemed to touch on exactly what I needed to hear in that moment. If you could see my book, it is highlighted ALL over! Don’t fear the fruit fast 🙂
40 days is one of the best ways to begin the new year with an intention to make it the best one yet, but …
Teacher Training literally changed my life!
True story, I had never taken a yoga class before signing up for teacher training. Not a single one. But standing at the front desk, I would stare at the Light Up! announcement on the chalkboard. Something was telling me I had to try.
You know the feeling, that something needs to happen to change things up a bit, but you have no clue where to start? That was me. I was stuck, not unhappy, but stuck in a rut. I knew it, but had no idea how to fix it.
Whatever you do, if you don’t intend on following through with something, do not ever voice your intention out loud. Because if you do, things align to make it happen whether you are ready or not. As it so happened, I was more ready that I thought. That first Light Up weekend was all it took for me to know this was exactly where I was supposed to be.
Not only does the yoga change your body, the work you put in changes your entire way of being, at least it did for me and the rest of our group. We came away from those weekends with a connection I did not think was possible, and a sense of empowerment I never knew existed.
As we reflect on the year that wasn’t, and look forward to 2021, why not enter into this year with purpose and an intention to make this a year to remember.
SDY’s VIRTUAL 200 Hour Teacher Empowerment Program – NOW starting January 23rd
40 DAYS: PURPOSE (on Zoom) Begins January 17th
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