I NEVER thought I'd BE A TEACHER, but sometimes life comes in and gently guides you on a path if you listen.....
I LITERALLY heard a whisper 'maybe you want to be a yoga teacher'....I remember the exact spot I was sitting and had no intention at the time to become a yoga teacher.....that voice dropped in out of no where, (though it seemed lol)....it was a whisper that dropped into the space between thought.....
I was not 'thinking' at that moment or even 'trying to think', 'what do I want to do next?'.....and I feel I needed to work through what I had to work through...those years of anxiety.....for me to be able to set forth on the path toward teaching, though I had NO IDEA that that's where I'd end up....
If you told me in 1994, the year I had my first panic attack (though now I see it as something else), that I'd be signing up for a Yoga Teacher Training 20 years later (and a plethora of trainings after that), I'd say, uh, no F'n way....
Well, here I am, and as I write this I sit in deep gratitude for this entire journey.....for everyone who helped me along the way, for all the teachers I've encountered, and for the amazing people I have met and to some now who are my good friends....
The journey to know yourself is the reason we're here....and to TRULY know yourself....who you are minus any labels or roles you may give yourself or others may give you....
The reason you are here is not to solely experience happiness....you are here to transcend ego identity.....and challenges help us do that....no one single human will go through life just experiencing happiness.....you do not know the light without the darkness. We can not know what true peace, joy and LOVE is without the challenges that help us take off the costume ego has us wearing.
Only then can we truly enjoy all life has to offer and experiment and play with all the forms as we won't take them for who we are anymore.
This is the path I am on, and the truth behind why I founded the MIND~BODY CHISEL LAB 🤍
- gina 💜
Ps. You can join me at the LAB here.
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