When I was 21 and told my mom I wanted to become a yoga teacher

When I was 21 I told my mom I wanted to become a yoga teacher.


I’ve been practicing for over four years and I was captured by it’s magic. I’ve spent hours and hours reading about Yoga philosophy, Mindfulness, Buddhism, Ayurveda, etc. (tbh, I didn’t understand half of it, but I was so drawn to it).


At the time, yoga was not mainstream as it is today. There was no Instagram, there weren’t even smartphones… It was something for ‘weird people’.


Can you imagine my mom’s response to that?


Like a good people pleaser I let it go and moved on.


For many years I didn’t know what I wanted for my life - how do I want to live my life (+ what do I want to do for a living). Or actually, deep inside I knew what I wanted but it was blocked and hidden behind fears. Fears of not being accepted, fears of not being successful, fears of not being able to make a living, etc.


So I followed the path paved for me by others…

With what I ate and how I exercised. What I chose to wear and who I dated. With choosing jobs and exploring possible career paths.


I chased happiness in all the wrong places. I was totally disconnected from what I wanted. From my dreams and desires.


It’s what got me on the hamster wheel of extreme rigid eating restrictions and then periods of emotional eating.


For years I believed that everyone, but me, knows what’s good for me.


Luckily, it all changed when I met myself on the yoga mat again. A union that reignited my love for the world of growth.


The mindset shifts and practices I’ve cultivated during those years have helped me to mend my relationship with myself. I was able to repair the broken connection to my instincts, my wisdom.


Today, I am truly grateful for my journey, even for the lost and dark moments. It helped me reclaim what I believe is our biggest most important superpower. It helped me reclaim my intuition.


We all have an inner guide we can rely on at all times.


And hearing your wisdom, your intuition is more important NOW than it has ever been in your whole life.


With all the pain and challenges that this pandemic has brought to us it has also been giving us an opportunity. An opportunity to hit the reset button. Do you feel it too?


I know you have a part of you that’s saying “What is she talking about, this is just a virus, and I just want it to end so I can go back to my ‘normal’ life.” But I also know there’s another part of you who’s saying, “Yes, I can feel it. I can feel the invitation to see things differently” or else you wouldn’t still be reading.


The world is not going back to ‘normal’. and truly, it shouldn’t. In this in between space, we are given a moment to pause, reflect and ask ourselves - Who do I want to be and how do I want my life to look/feel like when we get to the other side of things?


Do you feel pulled into this direction? Do you feel called to do this work?


Then I would love to invite you to join me together with a group of amazing women on a journey. A journey of self-discovery, shadow work and dreaming a new reality.


I invite you to check out Finally ME, an 8-week group coaching experience. Your roadmap to creating a trusting relationship with yourself – body, mind & beyond.


This experience is designed to help you identify and release all the external ‘noise’ (external distractions, shoulds, opinions and judgments) so you can turn inwards and create a trusting relationship with yourself. body, mind & beyond.


We will work on breaking down old stories, behaviour patterns and limiting beliefs that are holding you back. We will work on identifying and honouring your desires, beliefs and values to create a fulfilling meaningful life.


If you are still reading, I have the feeling that deep inside you know that there is no better time to do this work. To transform your life to be a true reflection of your unique self and what you deeply desire.


Imagine what it would be like to release the stuff that’s been holding you back and step with confidence into your aligned life, knowing that like minded women are there cheering you on and supporting you.


It’s wild times, but we will be navigating it together, meeting each challenge with presence and vision.


The doors to join the summer edition of Finally ME will be open till Thursday July 9 (or whenever all spots fill!) & we start on Friday July 10. You can find all the information about Finally ME + how to join, over here.


Any questions? Hit reply to let me know.


Love,

Naama

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