Wow, what an absolute blast 2017 was! I hope that your year had more ups than downs and more happy times than sad... I thought that I'd write this time around about the stand out moments that 2017 brought to me personally and professionally.
February: I successfully completed my 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training course - I'm so proud of this achievement, due to my perseverance and the unwavering support & motivation from my partner, Steve (2016 was a shocker for us both health wise so it was very humbling and rewarding to actually get to this point).
March: The launch of Yoga Owl as a business! When I was thinking of business names, I came up with so many but none 'felt right'. Until one evening Steve said, 'you love Yoga and you love Owls, yes? Why not call yourself Yoga Owl???' OMG, of course!!! I love the simplicity of the name and it's origin, it's so easy to overthink things sometimes, when the answer can be staring you right in the face, you just need to take a step back to see it.
April: Taught some cover classes and fell in love with sharing the beautiful practice of yoga more and more with each class.
June & July: Holiday time! Fortunate enough to take a couple of awesome mid-week breaks for some lovely rest and relaxation.
July-August: Started to teach a six week/two classes a week Corporate Yoga Asana Program to my first client company (with up to 20 students in some of the classes). Witnessing the positive shift in students energy and mood during classes is such a beautiful sight to behold and (forgive me for being soppy) to be honest, just makes my heart burst with happiness!!!
August & September: Facilitated a six week Relaxation & Meditation Program at the first client company -
I'd just like to say right here... any company that is proactive in bringing these classes (& yoga asanas) to their employees deserve a huge amount of respect and kudos! Every company should do it!
I also taught a mixture of Yoga Asana and Relaxation & Meditation classes to a second client company and again, it was awesome to see the positive shift in energy and mood.
October & November: The feedback was so positive following the first program (at the first client company) that they requested I teach a second six week/two classes a week Yoga Asana Program - HAPPY DANCE!!!
Steve and I also went on another beautiful holiday, this time up north (Australia is so pretty!)
December: A very surprising and unexpected twist to the end of my 2017...
I was made redundant from my full time job that had been a part of my life for the past 7 years and 8 months!
Thanks for reading my story - I'm so excited about what doors will open for me and my loved ones in 2018, but I'm sure it will come as no surprise to any of you... there will be LOTS of Yoga, as well as love, fun and travel adventures for this Yoga Owl!
AKA Yoga Owl
As time goes on I will write more in this section, but for now...