I’m going to Port au Prince, Haiti on May 3rd, accepting an invitation from my friend Pastor Cindy Alloway to bring Yoga to trauma victims in that earthquake ravaged country. I’ll be there for 6 short days. I know it’s going to be an amazing experience, and I know lots of yoga will be done; beyond that I have no idea what is going to happen.
Such is the path that my life now takes. As I am no longer in the driver’s seat, and I have, at the recommendation of Reverend Smazik, Pastor Cindy’s colleague, turned off the GPS system that used to guide my life, I’m going with the flow of the universe, accepting the great gifts being offered. That doesn’t mean however, that I always understand it. Nor does that acceptance connote to an inability to take action in what the representation of my life will look like.
I teach yoga on and off the mat in people’s homes, in my home, in corporations, in yoga studios, in groups, privately, in health clubs, in churches and in May in Port au Prince. It’s an awesome way to live and wonderful to be able to help so many people in such an immediate way. My business is growing and includes a Yoga Life Coaching component, that is thearapeutic and thoughtful, and a Vitamin supplement and personal care line that enhances wellness and well-being and really contributes to a healthier more vibrant energized life.
I came to the creation of this business from a personal experience of transformation out of an anguished sense of loss over a life that I had lived a certain way for a long time. I needed to become unstuck and the sharp cold slap of adversity jarred me out of my languished state and invited me to engage in a completely new way of living. It’s a pretty amazing story from beginning to this present moment and I’m happy to be in the process of telling it.
Saying yes to opportunities that reveal themselves with such serendipitous ease is a new behavior for me. I don’t believe that I could have made these kinds of decisions even 12 months ago. It is as if everything that occurred prepared me to believe in myself and be strong enough to take the mission of my business, personal transformation through yoga on and off the mat, into the world in many many forms.
I’ve been really fortunate in the short life of my business so far. I have met some incredibly smart and giving people who have connected with me, I believe, because I am transmitting an energy that is purposeful, edgy and tapped in to service and hope. There’s something quantifiably funky and inspiring going on, and I am committed to carrying it forward so that it pays dividends in so many, many ways to as many people as I can reach.
And I’m never alone in the endeavor. Mine is a business of becoming unstuck so that relationships to oneself, others, the swirly spirit of the universe, even places, surroundings, tough tough situations, can be altered with a changed perspective and ultimately transformed; so that life can be lived more authentically from the heart. And I have learned that good relationships in life equals a life well-lived and well-loved. And that is everything to me.
Haiti, here I come!
Big Love and Gratitude to my friend Cindy Alloway.