Hola fellow yogis!
I have just completed a month long teacher training program where I witnessed the evolution of 24 yoga students transform into yoga teachers! What an amazing experience! Over the course of the month I came to realize the biggest challenges in my teaching career, of managing 24 different personalities, levels of maturity, age and physical ability and trying my best to offer each of them what they came to learn. What I came to recognize by the end is that I cannot do the work for them, they have to be willing to step outside of their comfort zone, have faith and take a leap. I am simply providing a map for them to follow, based on my experience with the practice and teaching of yoga. I had to set my ego aside and allow the knowledge to flow through me and surrender the outcome. This whole experience has been eye opening, a great opportunity to learn more about my strengths and weaknesses as a human being and as a guide for others. The past few days I have been recharging my batteries at a quaint little beachside resort, Ylang Ylang Resort, in Costa Rica….the only way into the resort is by walking on the beach about 20 minutes from town, as I type these words I am on my balcony about 100 feet from the waves crashing upong the shore…the power of the Pacific is humbling.
I plan on hosting a yoga retreat here, next year, May 2012…stay tuned! more exciting yoga adventures in the jungle to come!
Filming for the Chakra experience is well underway, 7 hour long dvds will be completed by October 2011, with breathtaking footage of the Costa Rican and Peruvian earth energies as the backdrop. As a last minute call from the universe, I am being pulled back to Peru, departing Costa Rica on 7/7/11, I will be trekking into the Chakra gardens of the sacred valley and pilgrimage to Machu Picchu for a continuation of this yoga adventure! I will return to Costa Rica on 7/14 and head to the Ranch where familiar Joyful faces will meet me to escort me back home to Florida on July 24.
I am living a dream, truly….this is such a gift to be doing this work in this beautiful place. everyday I wake up and excitedly proclaim “Hoy es mejor dia de mi vida!!!” Today is the best day of my life!!
I am sending you all love and joy from the jungle, I am grateful for each and every one of you for your love and support and for being part of the Joyful family of yogis! I am excited to share my adventures with you upon my return in July!
In the light, we are one~