I would like to thank you all for the wonderful Joy in Yoga conference on the weekend of April 12-13 2014. I have been a yoga teacher for 5 years now and for the past three years have run a yoga studio in the suburbs. It has not been an easy journey to say the least. Working 7 days a week, financial challenges, injuries and family circumstances amongst other things had totally drained all the love I had for yoga. This year I decided that it would not be fair to my students to continue teaching and so I had decided to sell my business.
Just a few days before the conference I was disillusioned and empty. My husband convinced me to give it one more chance and go to the conference and try and find my love and passion for yoga once again. I listened to him.
Day one at the conference made me realise how far I had gone down the path of despair. It wasn’t until day two that I started to let go and renew once again and find the very reason why I started yoga over 10 years ago. It also made me realise how important Yoga Australia is as our peak Association to help yoga teachers everywhere re-connect and feel like they are part of one big family. Running a studio on your own out in the suburbs can be very lonely at times.
I give thanks for your time, energy and dedication to not only bringing a consistency and professionalism into yoga, but for also giving yoga teachers an opportunity to be part of a team.