Day 5: A Lesson

This blog posts outlines the reason Jeremy Eaton has issues with gurus and trust. Being taken advantage of by Dog the Bounty Hunter’s son, Wesley Chapman, was the last time that Jeremy tried to follow a guide. The guide that Wesley turned out to be was deceiving, manipulative and fraudulent.

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Day 4: Time to Rock It

When I returned home for a visit in April 2018, I was ready to take on classes on a larger scale.  I felt confident that I had something to teach and that I could be receptive enough to learn something from my students as well.  My self practice was constant I was able to teach and demonstrate simultaneously.  This was a huge milestone.  

I set out to not only teach elementary children but the entire Bessie Ellison Elementary School.  This was a school of about 650 children.  I have never met such patience and kind children in all my life.  I set up classes again next to the Pony Espresso, had a regular spot for several weeks at IMYOGA, gave a final exam to a yoga class at Missouri Western State University and I was in a great mental space.

I got the idea to create a yoga subscription service through my website so I could reach more people.  After all, I have the skill set to coach nutrition, asanas, pranayama and life.  Sounds like a lot but it will take a lot to help change this world.  I started thinking about the larger picture and fell more into what was possible in this life than the limits that it possesses.  This was huge to me because living in this space was something I aspired to do not to actually live.  

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Watching my student progress and get stronger.  Watching them celebrate their victories of being able to hold a pose or to even complete a class was the reward.  Money has never been a motivator for me but change always has.  Even in my Marketing job, it was more rewarding to work with local charities than to actually share what was going on in the shop.  See a community be shaped and formed from action is a motivator.  To have a skill that helps change the world and peoples’ lives and the fact that it makes money is an added bonus.  

At the end of my final class with my Pony Espresso students, I cried because I became attached to the feeling of progress and being needed.  I became attached to all the people that came every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  I remember one class, I said, ”Let’s see if we can make sunshine, ” and we did.  It was one of the most beautiful moments in my life.   

That trip home solidified my dreams of teaching and made me a better human.  It changed me in so many ways. 

Day 3: Strength and Determination

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As I started practicing regularly, my body was getting stronger and my mind was as well.  There were times I wanted to give up.  There were times when I didn't want to practice.  There were times when a piece of chocolate cake was more important than progress on my body weight.  The guilt was subsiding and the determination started to shine.

It wasn't until March of 2018 that I felt comfortable in teaching a room full of people.  So, I got the  privilege of teaching at Nancy Goode’s space next to the Pony Espresso and taught a workshop with Miranda Huffman  at Veronica Hupp’s IMYOGA.  I taught a class and lead a pranayama workshop for freshman athletes at Missouri Western State University as well.  I taught office yoga for the Chamber of Commerce in St Joseph, MO.  I felt completely in my element like the universe and my being aligned.  I helped students of all types be present to their breath and mind.  We took an approach to yoga several hadn't taken before.  They all welcomed me with open arms just as the universe had.   

I was still trying to figure out teaching and was shedding all of my insecuries of my body and my skill level.  Secretly, I'm terrified to be in front of people but I love it.  So many thoughts ran through my head but I was able to be present, let them go and lead a successful series of classes.  I had studied to be a teacher but had never been in front of an entire class of minds ready to learn from me.  

When I first started college, I wanted nothing more than to be a music educator.  Several life lessons and many wrong decisions later, I was discouraged from doing that but I never gave up on being a leader.  It was like I had a constant reminder that I was put on this planet for a higher purpose. This has been a downfall and a blessing at times. Even now, I have moments of doubt but they don't last too long before those thoughts are washed away like sand after a wave on the beach.  I don't regret the wrong choices made because regardless of them being right or wrong, they lead me to other lessons that I would not have received otherwise. 

After a month of getting to taste the potential and opportunity that was to come, I returned to India and started to practice again.  I learned that continuing my practice is just as, if not more, important than teaching itself.  I met a Andrea who afforded me the opportunity of teaching for her on the Marriott property while she was away in Brazil. She is a very kind and generous lady.  She even speaks with a tone of kindness in her voice.  This is what started my teaching journey within Mumbai.

To be continued....  

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