My Dearest Yoga Teachers,
I see you!
You have embarked on a journey that goes beyond the physical practice of yoga. You have chosen to be the torchbearers of a transformative path, guiding others towards self-discovery, self-acceptance, healing, and inner peace. Your desire to make yoga more accessible, diverse, and inclusive is truly inspiring.
It pains me to hear that you feel like you don’t belong in the world of yoga and wellbeing, but please know that you are not alone in this sentiment. I want you to realise that your presence and uniqueness are essential and deeply valued.
Yoga is a vast tapestry of diverse souls, each with their own story, struggles, and triumphs. It is a reflection of the human experience; within it, there is a place for everyone, including you. The practice is not limited to a specific ethnicity, body shape, type, gender, age, ability or level of flexibility. It is a space for self-acceptance, self-discovery, growth, and healing that transcends any external judgment or expectation.
The practice is not about conforming to any external standards; it is about finding a deep connection with your own being and honouring it fully.
You have a gift to share with the world. Your journey, your struggles, and your triumphs have shaped you into a vessel of empathy and understanding. Your experiences, doubts, and vulnerabilities make you relatable and authentic, making your offerings so powerful, impactful and accessible.
Remember that yoga is a practice that can be carried within your heart and shared in any setting. If you feel that the current yoga world does not align with your values or sense of belonging, consider exploring alternative avenues with me. There are communities where yoga is practised in a way that celebrates individuality, diversity, and inclusivity.
I understand that you are afraid of being called out instead of being called in, and it makes you reluctant to speak out on things that do not align with you.
You have recognised the need for accessibility, which is a beautiful endeavour. Let yoga be for everyone, regardless of their age, ethnicity, body shape, physical abilities, or financial status – but don’t know where to start this is where I can help you.
I can help you find ways to create inclusive spaces, be creative with the poses so that you can provide variations to suit different bodies and discover how to offer affordable classes. Reach out to communities that have limited access to yoga and bring the practice to them. The power of yoga lies in its ability to heal and transform, and by making it accessible, you can change lives..
Let’s redefine what it means to belong in the yoga world by embracing our authentic selves and creating a space where others can do the same.
If any of this resonates with you, please do come and join my next offering, The Noble Art of Yoga for Teachers mentoring program, or email me with any questions. ❤️