lifting & loving others is the ultimate belief system

Nearly one year ago, my life changed. I entered my second yoga teacher training and started my first studio teaching job. It’s hard for me to put into words all the learnings, growth, challenges, and unexpected gifts from the past two years in the yoga world.

There were many moments where I questioned my place in the teaching world. Sometimes learning things about this world that made my heart drop. Stories and un-truths crept in filled self-doubt, thoughts of inadequacy, and I often felt like quitting before I even started. 

There are people in your life that will gift you in the most unexpected ways. Sometimes those people will push you away. Some will give you tools. Some will offer an ear or advise you. Some will say no. And through all this - the polite no, the not right now, the kindness of an ear will allow you to go off in your way and find your tribe. One year ago, I found my tribe.

I owe my teacher, soul sister, and cheerleader who scooped me under her wing and gave life to my teaching career. Not only understanding how to teach a yoga class but to live from the place of my Soul. Through her training, guide, love, pushes, and her program I began to understand that this yoga journey is about lifting and loving ourselves as much as it is about lifting and loving others. I am forever grateful to be a soul activist and blown away to stand beside her and assist her teacher trainings. It’s been a wonderfully, wild year. 

And I owe so much to everyone that has believed in me and I will forever reflect that belief in you. This job is a gift like no other, and I cannot thank you all enough for being a part of it. My teacher, mentor, coach, cheerleader, yes-woman, sister. Thank you, Diana, for changing my life and empowering me to do so. 

Forever in gratitude. Forever in love.

Soul Activists Yoga Teacher Training by Diana Vitantonio is my life-changing and making career in teaching. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

And a big, happy, wildly, wonderful Celebration of Yoga Month! September, that is!

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