Let's Set Sail...
Let's prepare for life. Plant the seed that feeds our deepest intentions and motivations.
I know I always talk about my past- but the only thing I've learned is to learn from the life lessons that I have already created and share them.
So here I am- I am going to open my soul to you.. yet again.
Right around this time last year- I had a dream. I had a dream that I COULD be a Yoga Photographer. That I could go around New England and take pictures of Yogis. I knew I "liked" yoga and "loved" photography.. so WHY not merge the two together.
I was in the middle of my 200hr Teacher Training with Jill Abraham- I was in the muckiest muck of my internal growth. I was in the middle of HEARTBREAK. But whats worse is that I HAD NO IDEA who I wanted to be.. I HAD NO IDEA what any possibilities were for my life. But I knew this saying.. Do what feels right.
SO I knew Yoga felt right. I knew Photography felt right. Jill came to me and asked me if I was going on her retreat with her to Costa Rica. I was like "mhm I don't think so". I was scared. I was terrified of traveling by myself. And also had "other places" I wanted to visit first.
She said, " Why don't you come and take some pictures on the retreat I am hosting."
Well that felt good. In my head I was like " Well I like the beach. I like Yoga. and I LOVE photography."
The next thing I knew I was in the airport with Jill getting on a plane to Costa Rica.
The RETREAT WAS AMAZING. Transportation was flawless back and forth. The FOOD WAS A-MAZING. The women on the retreat were FANTASTIC. THE PHOTOS WERE FANTASTIC!!!!
While on the trip Jill asked me to find a guitar and play some music. At this point in my life- if you can believe it- I had no intention of playing my music in front of ANYONE. When Jill said that to me.. some other women heard it.. and it became a viable request. I remember getting SO ANGRY. I DIDNT WANT TO SHARE. I DIDN'T want people to hear me sing. I didn't think I Was good enough. LALALA.
Next thing I knew I had a guitar in my hand 12 Women round up around me. And I played.
I felt the feeling of beauty. Of Strength. You see when I sing and play music I feel that there is an opening to the universe where I can just be.
Lets travel in time- to today.. January 18th 2014. I played my music in front of 50+ yogis at then END of my yoga class. I have released an ALBUM in December.. Every week I have a class centered around ME PLAYING music in a yoga class. In the community of the Lower Cape- I even play around town. ITS AMAZING.
Last year though- I never thought I would ever WANT to play or SHARE my gift with anyone. I wanted to keep it hoarded away... with the comfort of being "Safe".
Now.. I went to Costa Rica with NO intention of opening this up.. And look WHATS HAPPENING! THIS SUMMER I AM EVEN DOING MY MUSIC YOGA THING IN A YOGA FESTIVAL!!
So I share this with you.. because even with all my resistance in going.. MY WHOLE LIFE opened up from me from my trip last year.
I AM A YOGA PHOTOGRAPHER in New England. I took photos for Lululemon- Wanderlust Vermont- Yoga Reaches Out.. amongst TONS of individual YOGIS and Yoga Studios.
I am a YOGA MUSICIAN.
But really. I allowed myself to walk through resistance and fear to OPEN UP POSSIBILITIES for my LIFE.
Plus .. guess what.. I came back super tan. Super Happy and motivated with energy to allow life to flow.
I hope you will all join us.. I PROMISE to have my Camera... and my Ukelele.