I can remember the precise moment I made the decision to take the leap and develop my own yoga business. I had just ended a yoga practice, a really hot one (90 degrees) in Wiscassett Maine with Melanie Burns at Wicked Good Yoga and she said to me “Just slap up your signs and get started.” And so I did. Needless to say, it was a precarious beginning; one fraught with a strange mixture of confusion and enthusiasm as I began to slowly but surely grasp the reality of the situation.
Now to say that I am a person who leaps before she looks is really rather an understatement. And I don’t consider this personality trait to be anything other than a challenge. The truth is that there have been many occasions in my life where I have stared fear in the face and done it anyway. Starting my yoga business was fairly consistent with that pattern of behavior. I knew adjustments would need to be made along the way, based on positive and slightly less positive consequences, and I hoped that I would put my heart before my head and build this business from the bottom up, with a really strong foundation; the same way I instruct a strong aligned foundation in downward facing dog to my yoga clients.
So, today I find myself at another Morris County Chamber of Commerce Event. And I’m networking my butt off and because I believe in what I’m doing, I’m really loving the whole experience. Plus, I’m the only one there wearing neon pink sneakers! I guess bringing dress to success to a whole new level.
I never expected to be in this situation in my life, but I have surrendered my heart to the business of building, and Kula Vinyasa Yoga is well butressed on the backs of eager chamber members. After all, everyone there loves yoga! And each business card that I pick up at the Chamber events has the potential to become a connection that leads to a client that wants to be transformed. The real kicker though is that it is never the person that I most suspect.
Today I sat next to a lovely woman named Gina Fusco, a commercial litigator from Hackensack whose law firm has a group of men and women who want to practice yoga on a regular basis, who as she said to me, want to become unstuck and transformed. And it is within that most unlikely of engagements, such a serendipitous and slippery encounter, that the beginning of a new relationship is formed. And I am expanding, along with Gina and I know something magical and mysterious, way beyond my basic understanding of alignment and the universe, is unfolding and manifesting, just because it can: Building and growing, building and growing and trusting and building and growing…….