Week 2 - Feeling positive!

Well, it’s another week and lots of possibility lies ahead. One can’t help but feel excited about this. Yes, week 1 of opening a yoga studio didn’t result in hundreds of sign ups - but I certainly need to be realistic about this and appreciate that with no marketing in place and a hidden away location, registrations are bound to be slow.

Over the weekend I’ve spent hours researching different ways to get funding. Marketing is the most crucial part of this whole process right now, and with people offering initial consultations from $1000 as a starting point, it’s no wonder start-ups struggle. So, with that in mind I’ve commenced a Pozible Project to try and gather additional dollars. Feel free to check out the link below.

http://pozible.com/yogaroots

I also think it’s important to get to know the local community, and for the local community to get to know me. I’ve therefore planned a ‘Meet-Up’ for this coming Saturday, which is a free Hatha Yoga workshop. It’s looking good so far - people are signing up to this which is exciting. 

www.meetup.com/FREE-Traditional-Hatha-Yoga-Workshop-Back-to-basics/

At the end of the day, although I need to earn some cash to survive (especially in Melbourne!), all i want to do is teach. So that is what I will do. I just need to work out the best way of getting my name out there.

Lots to think about.

Enjoy this beautiful day and remember - there are endless possibilities. You just be open to them.

Namaste xx

Four walls, heating and an open space - perfect.

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Have you ever just stopped to really notice life, and appreciate how magnificent this gift is. We live in a world which is full of so much beauty and we’re surrounded by miracles of all types - but this can often get overlooked. I was reminded of this when visiting my new, but very basic, Shala today. It’s nothing special, but I’m actively working on seeing beauty in everything, and being grateful, rather than getting caught up in the western, busy, stress filled life. At the end of the day, we choose our own realities. For my reality, I choose to see beauty. To see the magnificence that surrounds me.

As I mentioned before, today I went to visit my Shala - the first time since collecting the keys on Friday. Ok, it doesn’t have fancy decorations, wooden floors, chandeliers or a sound system like all the other studios I’ve been to in Melbourne - (all add-ons I don’t need) - but it has four walls, heating and an open space. That’s enough. Of course I dream to have a beautiful Shala one day, but humble beginnings are something to be appreciated. I want to build something from nothing. Yes, money is tight. Yes, I have no idea how long it will take to get my first student, and yes - my Shala may not be pretty like all the others. But i guess it comes down to the ‘practice’ itself. Just as my teacher taught us that it’s not about the clothes you wear when you practice - as your clothing won’t bring you any closer to Samadhi (a higher state of consciousness). It’s about your presence within self. This is where the beauty lies, and this is what I hope to help others see. What a truly exciting and wonderful experience I will share with my future students.

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So, I would be lying if i didn’t say I was nervous about getting started. But, as Bharath would remind us, in time and with practice our confidence as teachers will improve. We just need to take it one day at a time. Patience.

Well, time to continue preparing for tomorrow night! Much love to all. Remember to take time out to appreciate the magnificent world that surrounds. Your entire being will be better off for it.

Namaste xx