Things are changing for me, I can feel it right in my bones. There is an aching to break free and to complete this journey of finding myself. For almost 3 years I’ve been working so very hard to gain plentiful professional experience in mental health, teaching assisting, activity leading, promoting myself through writing as well as many qualifications and now there is a new dawn arising, a new chapter that comes from emerging from my apprentice cocoon to literally going out into the world and practice teaching what I know. There are still a few more things I need to gain qualifications in for my resume to look the bees knees but other than that it is finally time to fly.
I’ve already stated I will no longer be writing regularly for Yogi Approved and Bad Yogi because I am kind of tired of pouring all my energy into writing articles (and writing essays in my studies) every week. It takes a long time to think up something,to research ideas, to draft it, to edit, to include photos (or art work) and finally get it published once a month. This needs to stop to make room for more focus on going to more yoga classes, gym sessions and dance choreography. I think I am tired of sitting down to write every single day, my body needs more time for movement plus my writing is going in a different direction. I am writing my last two articles for Yogi Approved and my final three for Bad Yogi this month.
The last few qualifications I want to do for this year are:
*Reiki level 2 attunement to make me a Reiki practitioner in May and I can combine that with the Indian head massage.
*A week long fitness instructing level 2 intensive in August, this will act as a foundation for teaching Yoga & dance as a form of fitness and will qualify me to teach in gyms.
*Teen yoga teacher training, however dates are not set for that yet.
*And finally prepare for my 200hr yoga teacher training (which I am saving & doing lots of study/practice for).
I am booked this year to teach three yoga for kids workshops in Plymouth, Dorset and Totnes plus I’ve just been asked to cover one kids yoga class at the yoga loft. This is wonderful as it shows things are now happening for me and I now have the courage to find my own venue to teach freelance classes for the 6-9’s and Tweens in Plymouth. This also includes belly dance classes for women.
Projects I am working on are as follows:
*I am working on an illustrated poetry book I hope to have published with Amazon, not only that but to promote my poetry you’ll see it being published on online platforms and I may find the courage to do a spoken word performance.
*Meditation music EP with my best friend. I plan to write poetic short meditations and she will produce the quirky, pretty and calming meditative music but it won’t just accompany my voice, it will blend with my voice, it’s going to be called “Wild & Free” and can be used in yoga classes, for meditating at home or even for dance warm-up.
Going Freelance/Career focus:
*Very shortly I will be a TEFL English teacher, there is hope that this will become my main source of income instead of my retail job, I can teach online or decide to take the risk and live abroad.
*I have decided to create a temporary tumblr website of my teaching, schedule and prices until a professional one is built.
*Friends are currently designing new promo leaflets.
*There is going to be a lot of focus this year on trying to get plentiful bookings to teach kids yoga & art sessions as well as belly dance workshops.
*I have taken the plunge to become a Pagan Priestess in order to facilitate women’s ‘goddess within’ healing workshops, some of you may think I am down right bizarre but this is who I am, I am a healer, I am a mystic, I am a teacher, I am a leader and at it’s core this Priestess initiation/training enables me to guide women’s circles, meditation sessions, mystical poetry & art classes and ritualistic belly dance classes devoted to showing women their inner radiance, I have just done my Imbolc initiation and I have 7 more to do.
As you can see things are finally taking shape and it’s going to be a very busy year for me! I am excited about what I am capable of and excited I am finally blossoming, I’ve been patient and I think I’ve struggled through the mud for too long, it’s time now to sprout and bloom.