Monday, 2 January 2012

1 step to greatness

Blogging is an amazing opportunity to keep er real. I find myself poised over the keyboard wanting to write something pretty and profound. Nothing happens as I'm stalled by the smell of pretention. I've been loving reading other blogs and seeing the freedom from which they are written; some are funny, some generous and some gut wrenching. 

Walter and James, brothers and kick ass teachers!!
Teaching yoga is a parallel world to blogging - no truth, no honesty, no generosity equals a deadsville class. Now it takes some serious courage to be vulnerable yet powerful in front of sweaty "yoga faces" and lead a class from the heart. I feel truly blessed to have experienced some of the great masters. Some are highly trained teachers such as my GREAT teacher Baron Baptiste (of course), one of his master teachers Kirsten Mooney (she rocked my world within 5 seconds) and the amazing Ryan Leier (among many others!). And I've been especially lucky to witness great teachers who are not educated, live in 8' x 8' slum cells, speak broken English and face some of the most grinding poverty in the world. 

What I experienced witnessing the Africa Yoga Project teachers opened my eyes to this year's buzz word "possibility". 

I sucked at school. My mum gave me all my report cards from high school and I sunk into a little self pity party. What pulled me out of my small world slump are Iengar's words: "self knowledge leads to wisdom". I note that he doesn't say "knowledge" only! Diving into self knowledge is something I am taking on in a big way. I'm ready to dig deep, live big bold and real. I've been deeply inspired. 

So what is the ingredient that can take ANY person to living a big bold life of powerful leadership and creation? Courage. Living life while "telling the story of who you are from your whole heart." - Brene Brown. So keep diving deep into the sometimes murky waters of self knowledge and chip away at showing your heart. I promise I will and my promise is that I won't write or teach to protect a veneer and look pretty. Nah, I've bawled my eyes out in front of a class and it's way better than reciting a script. Keepin er real!


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My name is Erin Anderson, I'm in love with yoga. I found out how to love deeper, live lighter and reach further through yoga. I'm passionate about sharing just that. In order to do that, I created The Yoga Jam Events as a means to elevate spirit, cultivate community and generate abundance. Coming together in play, breath and movement we can make real impact in the world, starting in Kenya with a possibility that knows no bounds. Each Yoga Jam Event donates proceeds to the Africa Yoga Project This blog is dedicated to what I've learned along the way.
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