If you’d have told me at the beginning of this year that in September I would be running a yoga and mindfulness retreat, I’d have laughed and said “yeah, I wish”. Just two months ago I started teaching yoga. I still find myself pinching myself that I am actually a yoga teacher. It’s crazy.
The last two months have been a dream. I’ve had students at each class that I have run, the feedback has be lovely, the critical feedback has been kind and helpful. The students also keep coming back! I couldn’t have wished for a better start to my yoga teaching journey. What’s even crazier is that on Sunday (tomorrow) I will run my first ever retreat. It’s a mini one, but it’s still a retreat. I’ll be leading people through three blissful hours of yoga, mindfulness and relaxation.They’ve paid ME to come on MY retreat. Mindfully Me.
I have been planning this for a while now, and suddenly, like any big plans that we make in life, it’s just around the corner and I am experiencing all sorts of emotions. Mostly I’m excited. But very close to that is the anxiety and the “what am I actually doing” self-doubt! All normal right? I am not an expert in yoga or mindfulness but I am passionate about both and desperately want to share this passion with anyone who will listen! Practising mindfulness and yoga have helped me to reduce the anxiety that I suffered with, to nearly nothing, what is not to love about that. That’s why I want to share what I know, and it isn’t perfect or everything, but it’s what has made a huge impact on my mental health.
That’s why I’m sitting in front of my trusty laptop writing this today. Trying to process that tomorrow is the day! Mats, blocks, speaker, diffuser, eye pillows and my notes are all packed. Tomorrow I embark on the first step of a dream. Let’s do this.
Thank you for reading as always x