In honor of Earth day tomorrow, I’m proud to present one of my favorite projects to date. I sourced shirts from @recoverbrands
that are made from 100% recycled content. If you weren’t aware, the clothing industry is one of the biggest sources of water waste in the world. To be able to re-use plastic bottles that would normally harm the environment, and sustainably create clothing with them is something that is close to my heart for many reasons. This isn’t just some trend I’m trying to jump on either... if you truly know me, you know I’ve always cared about the environment and our effect we have on it. I remember in 7th grade (2006) I did a project about Global Warming and people laughed at me because they still thought it was a myth and that it didn’t matter. Now here we are, with our planet at its most fragile state ever. I know these shirts aren’t going to be what saves the planet, but I just want to have the conversation. ♻️🌎
Have you had that experience when you are doing a thing where you feel so alive and so much yourself that everything flows? You feel connected and so present that everything else falls away?
That’s how I feel when I teach. I get plugged into something that feels ancient and deep and my worry and fears and insecurities just shut off.
Because it isn’t actually about me and my ability to teach or my charisma or what I think people should hear. It’s about being a vessel of sorts. Being present with another person, seeing them and hearing what they haven’t said yet, and speaking to the deeper levels they have inside.
I realized that my story isn’t special because it’s mine, it’s special because it’s everyone’s story. Everyone has felt alone and insecure. Everyone has darkness inside that they’d rather not show. Everyone has been cast out or put down or silenced. Everyone experiences trauma. Everyone craves connection. And everyone needs healing.
I’m not the one who will heal someone, I don’t want that responsibility. But I can show you the way. I can show you that all you need to find yourself is already there, but it’s dark inside so it’s sometimes hard to find. Hopefully my little flashlight works for you. And if it doesn’t, I hope that you find someone’s who does.
It didn’t have to be Ashtanga. It could have been anything else. But right now, teaching yoga is how I can help. Come hell or high water, I will keep pursuing this path as long as I am able to whoever is wanting to learn from me. How do I know? Because hell and high water have both come, and I still want to do it.
When you find that thing you are supposed to do, losing everything is worth it. 10000%