I wish I could say that ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a yoga teacher. Eh, not entirely. My dreams and goals have changed over the years - and honestly, who doesn’t have that happen? - and above all, I’ve always wanted to see other people smile. There’s something about helping someone, whether it’s making them a homecooked meal or showing them how to do a certain task well, that has always made me smile. Being able to show people how to help themselves through yoga the same way I’ve helped myself would bring me infinite amount of joy and success.
Originally I had my hopes up for pursuing graphic design, though with the world we live in today, the last thing I want to do is sit in a cubicle and do mindless design that’s dictated more by people who have no clue what they’re doing than myself (if you have seen clientsfromhell.com, that sums up any designer’s existence). I even thought of pursuing baking, seeing I have a knack for that. The constant stress and pressure was anything but healthy in both fields and over time I found myself crashing and burning. Though I’ve always been a believer of creation from destruction and rebirth from death. It’s been a long road for recovery, but right now I’m happy to be alive. I’ve found ways to cope with all my anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. through yoga and the various methods tied with it.
Starting September 13 of 2011, I started teacher training for becoming a hatha/vinyasa yoga teacher. It lasted until March and I was beyond thrilled to be doing it. I’ve learned so much in so little time, yet at the same time I still feel like I know nothing. It’s a very humbling experiencing!
And now, starting the end of February of 2012, I’m on the road for my 500 hour training, specializing in yoga as neurotherapy. My hopes are to be able to reach out to those in need and give them an experience that not only I craved back in my recovery days, but hopefully a role model to show that yes, things do get better.