“You can do anything for 10 seconds!”
I remember holding a posture for what seemed to be forever when my instructor said these words in 2009. Those simple words packed so much power. It made me feel strong, reminded me to believe in myself and be present because time really does go by so fast. It helped me to use my mind and my body together – using my body to coach my mind and my mind to coach my body. With my instructor’s encouragement I knew that I could only progress if I believed I would and that belief kept my mind and my heart open for progress, change, and possibility.
When I decided to train to become a yoga instructor I knew I wanted my students to feel that same empowerment and faith within themselves, both on and off the mat. Every time you step on the mat, I want you to feel gratitude towards yourself for making that decision because you are making progress every time you make that step even if it is just for 15 minutes.
It doesn't matter what type of day I've had. Being in front of my students and encouraging them to find that same strength, peace and happiness that I find, whenever I’m on the mat, will always brighten my day. I hope my students know how grateful I am to see them on their personal journeys.