I woke up this morning with a question on my mind. It's one I've been asking for many, many years, decades in fact. It's this:
How can I be of service?
Like many of us, my yoga teaching (and practice) has ALWAYS fundamentally been about serving. Offering some of what I've been so fortunate to receive on this path. Generously, wholeheartedly.
It comes down to this: SERVING is what motivates me, what fulfills me, what lights me up.
I KNOW this is true for many teachers out there. We do what we do out of gratitude for what yoga has brought to our lives, in many cases, even SAVED our lives.
Truly speaking, I think we are ALL here to be of service.
So, the question is - what gets in the way? How can we, as teachers, ensure that we're able to CONTINUE doing what we're here to do? What brings joy and meaning to our lives?
The answer is no secret. We all know that the ONLY way to be of service to others is to serve ourselves first. Regularly, effectively. There just isn't any way around it.
I serve my body with nourishing movement.
I serve my mind with meditation and timeless wisdom.
I serve my spirit by surrounding myself with natural beauty and uplifiting company as often as I can.
What are you doing today (and everyday) to fuel your ability to be of service? How are you serving YOURSELF?
In a few weeks, a handful of women teachers will join together to dive deep into joyous, transformative, and sacred practices.
This intensive retreat is INTENTIONALLY placed to arrive at the end of the summer and before the busyness of the fall sets in. It's the PERFECT time to do the ESSENTIAL work of rejuvenating, restoring, and reconnecting. There is no better moment to serve yourself, to fill your cup to overflowing.
Here's the info, if it call out to you, I'd love to welcome you into our circle: