I’m hanging out on the cruise liner, exhaling pretty deeply, feeling grateful, giddy and gorgeously connected to today’s customers. I had several opportunities during the day to engage with some really unique and committed yogis in the making. My work is really great; I am in the transformation business: Helping people become unstuck and move their respective selves forward.
It begins with yoga in the home or the workplace, on the mat, and invariably takes some wide turns off the mat from there. The kind of yoga I invite my customers to try is a self-created vinyasa (flow) yoga with good alignment, some power a little heat and lots of pranayama (breath work). It can be pretty invigorating and inspiring stuff that invariably evokes emotion that usually requires attention and some spiritual work that, over time, manifests some distinct transformations. It is always a complete mind body spirit workout!
I see, feel and hear a lot during each and every session. There is no stone that is ultimately left unturned and there are opportunities for momentous breakthroughs both on and off the mat. Today, one of my customers did a headstand in the middle of her own family room, relatively unassisted; such strength through the heart, such trust toward herself. It was a lovely thing to witness and be a part of. She is obviously blossoming right before her own eyes; and as a result, I am as well.
And that is the true beauty of my business, the way that it is a constant and electric connection between myself and my students, and neither one of us knows more than the other. We step into a space together, breathe and settle in with intention to the graced opportunity offered, and begin. Without fail, something magic happens and I am always so overwhelmed that I have been there for the ride. I’m a facilitator, an encourager, a hand that helps move the flow gently along, a person who has been there before and emerged whole, changed and wonderously transformed herself!
It is bold, heady, heart-felt and juicy stuff that continues to hew my jagged edges and lap at the more sore parts of me that need soothing. How wonderful to be able to work relationally; to have everything that I do, on any given day, be about an engagement with another person’s deepest intention. These kind of relationships are so much bigger than me and I work really hard to hold them mindfully, close to my heart, always and forever assured that it is the daily living in love that makes the transformation, each and every time, ultimately, complete.
BIG Namaste tonight!