Over the past couple of years, I had ideas of what I wanted to do…where I wanted to spend my time and energy, how I wanted to live in the world. But it was always just a little out of focus…in the periphery. Like if I turned my head quickly enough I could catch a glimpse. But I just couldn’t seem to make it come into focus, no matter how hard I stared into the emptiness. So without a clear path, but with ideas, and desire to take action, I did just that. Took action.
I started an online yoga teacher training program, but before I could finish, disappeared. I still don’t know what happened to the program (or my money, for that matter), but I was left without a certification and a a greater awareness that yoga teacher training was something I wanted. Social media made me aware that a local studio was hosting their fall teacher training, and I could start with them. So last August, I started YTT (again). I loved it all – the breath, the mediation, the stillness, the poses, the philosophy.
I had a friend who a few years ago had taken online classes from a school in Arizona, so I reached out to her about the programs they offered, and to get her opinion. With her stellar review and encouragement, I found my way to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and their Spiritual Life Coaching program. I continued to study the Enneagram and began weaving all that I was learning through life coaching with the Enneagram. I felt like I was getting closer to seeing the thing…the elusive next step. I kept seeing yoga & enneagram – but how do they intersect?
And then. THEN! I started to see it come together:
The yoga sutras tell us that “yoga is the stilling of the patterns of consciousness, so that pure awareness can reside in its place.”
The Enneagram brings awareness to our personal flavor of patterns.
As I started massaging the ideas… this workshop starting coming together. Creating Connections. Starting with the self, moving to the other. YES. Yes yes yes. So here we are, bringing the wisdom of the Enneagram, the breath work of yoga (pranayama) and yoga poses (asanas) together to integrate intellectual knowledge into the body. Knowing it all the ways that transforms – mind, body, spirit.
If you feel led to join this intimate group of seekers, please dive in – it is work that has transformed my life, and I can’t wait to share it.