Things once hoped for


Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for

Epicurus

Teaching yoga was once a dream I had. It was a slow forming dream though. I started practicing many years before. Mostly because on a survey it listed yoga as a form of exersize as most suited to my zodiac sign. I was in high school so it was probably a survey in Mademoiselle magazine or Cosmo.

I was terrible at first. And it was frustrating because everyone seemed to know what was going on and I was lost. But I kept at it on and off for years.

Many years later I was practicing outside and a friend came over to ask what I was doing and could I show her some of it. Her name as Mollie Jo. And I did. I never thought of it as “teaching” in a formal sense. We just talked about life and personal challenges both emotional and physical and I showed her some different poses I did that might help her.

A few weeks later she came over glowing with excitement. She said “look I can touch my toes now!” And she showed me. And then she said she was noticing that she had so much more stamina through out the day. She wanted to know more. And that was it. That was the moment when I realized that I could use yoga to change someone’s life for the better.

It took seven more years to become certified to teach and find a home for my teaching. But here I am. An official “Yoga Teacher”. I am starting to build a fledgling yoga business and teaching at Yoga Six Williamsville. And that dream so many years ago has come to fruition.

My gratitude knows no bounds.


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