Why? Simple. Because i fucking love it........
If you asked me 10 years ago would i be teaching yoga 5 times a week i would probably would have broke into a cold sweat at the thought of speaking in front of a group of people. But now it's part of me. I love it.
Do you know how amazing it is to see all my students come in week after week and watch their tummies grow? i get to share such a special and personal and transforming journey with them. It truly is a blessing and an honor. I create such a bond with them as well that i really miss them when they have their babies!!!! Now that i teach mum & baby its such a bonus coz i get to meet the new arrivals and watch them grow on the mat each week too! It's just awesome! I really do love it. This is not a job to me. everyday i teach i look forward to class. I really am so lucky to have found something that I care for and see a future in. When that passion goes, when i find it is a chore to drive to class that's when i know its time to stop...... i don't see that happening anytime soon.
I love the chats we have in class. I love learning from my girls. I think by now they all know that i just want to help them, to inform them and to empower them so they have the best possible experience even if its totally strayed from their birth plan. All i ask for in return is a squeeze off baby when they come to the mum&baby :)
Its not only the teaching but its the support and comfort i get from my girls ( and snuggles from babies always helps!) But they help me so much as well. I ask them for advice as a mother, some girls don't know it but even the little chats we have really gets me through the days when i'm down. Its even just the thought of a baby smiling back at me in class picks me again.
So that's why i do it every week. It makes me happy at the thought i helped someone that day. That i made them feel more comfortable or relaxed. That a mum close to term fell asleep in my relaxation and i heard her snore. I do it to show them they can birth their baby. I want to help a new mum by letting her know we all have good days and bad days and its ok to feel overwhelmed. I do this so that they feel comfortable in the group to share coz we are all there to support each other.
I just want to take the opportunity to thank every single student i have come across over the last near decade, even if it was just for one class, you helped me become the person i am today and i am truly hand on my heart grateful
Love & light