"Nothing can stop you if your aim is true." ~ Kathryn Budig~
This past weekend I had the absolute gift of going to Cleveland to study with the Santa Monica based Yoga teacher, Kathryn Budig. (Thanks Mom and Dad for watching the kids and Scott for holding down the fort at home!) Kathryn's workshop was fantastic. I loved every second of it and learned so much and have already been able to put her knowledge to good use. I can not even begin to express what a few days of study with an extraordinary teacher will do for your Yoga practice and for me as a teacher, it totally inspires me and allows me to improve my level of teaching to private clients and to students who attend my classes.
I feel like I grow and develop so much every time I attend a Yoga workshop. This weekend with Kathryn, light bulbs were going off right and left in my head, as like building blocks, I began to piece the teachings together in my mind. Kathryn's practices are especially exciting because she is so passionate about Yoga and her love for the practice is contagious. If I can impart just a fraction of her joy to my clients, students, and anyone that I come into contact in a given day, I would consider myself as a success. She is simply vibrant and fun to study with.
In addition to the outstanding Yoga, another benefit was being able to get away from home and recharge my batteries and revitalize my mind. I was able to let Kathryn's teachings soak into my brain more fully not having to deal with my children (God love them) and the everyday chores of managing a household.
Obviously, if you are reading this blog, you know that I too am passionate about Yoga. It is what fires me up and makes me come alive. By making the time to go to Cleveland and study with Kathryn, I replenished my own energy so that I can now go forth and not only be a better teacher myself, but also a better mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend.
What makes you come alive? What invigorates your spirit to the point where you become a better person and your spirit is lifted to a higher level? Whatever this activity is for you, realize how important it is to make the time for yourself and go forth and do it! Replenishing your own self so that you may in turn effectively care for important others in your life is not only very important, but completely vital to your own happiness.
We all strive for joy in our lives and finding what makes our hearts sing and enables us to fill up our own cup is just the right formula to improve the lives of others who surround us. Your happiness becomes a domino effect because the happier you become, (for example) the nicer you treat your spouse. Then your spouse goes to work and since he or she is happy at home, he treats his co-workers more favorably. Because of this kindness, the co-worker goes home and is more pleasant to be around to his or her family. This feeling of happiness continues to grow as more and more lives are touched and the momentum continues on and on and on.
The positive chain reaction of you taking the time to do what makes you come alive is undeniable. My message today is to reflect on and remember what an asset you are to the lives of others. You are worthy and deserve a break every now and then. Take the time to nourish your own heart and soul. Maybe it's a cup of tea and a bubble bath, a long walk in the woods, or a yoga class. Whatever it may be for you, make it a priority and do it. YOU ARE IMPORTANT!
If you're located in the Dayton area and are looking for a way to set aside some time for you, mark your calendar now for my New Year's Resolution 2 1/2 hour workshop. This up-tempo Vinyasa flow practice will challenge and invigorate your body, mind, and spirit. Register early by contacting me for more information or signing up online at Practice Yoga. The workshop will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, January 8th at Practice Yoga (504 E. Fifth St. Dayton, Ohio). Upside Down and Inside Out. Explore your life in any given moment Upside Down and from the Inside Out. Namaste'.
Amy Fecher RYT
Where I Teach:
New Year's Resolution Yoga Workshop - Sunday, January 8th, 2012 - 1 -3:30 PM - Practice Yoga
Private Yoga Consultations conducted in my home Yoga studio in Beavercreek, Ohio. Please contact me personally for more information or visit my Website - http://www.yourpersonalpath.com/.
Please drop-in to one of my weekly public classes:
Practice Yoga - Open Level Power Vinyasa - Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:15 PM
Five Seasons Sports Club - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 AM
CareSource - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Thursdays at 11:30 AM
Instant Tax Serice - Power Vinyasa Yoga - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 PM
Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center - Kids Yoga -Tuesdays at 11:30 AM (ages 3-5) and Saturdays at 11 AM (ages 6-12)