When faced with the task of fundraising your own salary I've learned you've got to work hard and you've got to get creative.
Brainstorming led me to a few of my personal talents that might be worth sharing- dance and yoga! I wasn't sure I could pull that off though, if anyone would even be interested in classes from me or where to begin in starting them.
Not long after, my uncle and a group of friends came to vacation in Rocky Point. Although I was nervous, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and offered them a free, private yoga class to start their vacation off right! I informed them that I've never taught yoga before but love it deeply and have been practicing on my own for 10 years. They agreed to being my guinea pigs and I showed up the next day with my class plans written down in a spiral notebook.
Guess what?! They loved the class!!! Turns out they enjoyed it so much that they even invited me back to teach them again a second day! ☺️
And the next day? Yep- they invited me back again! 😊 Wow. I was thrilled, had so much fun sharing one of my passions and my confidence in my ability to lead a good class sky rocketed! I am so grateful for their help, encouragement and for my new, life long friends! 💗😊
I took off running with the new motivation and made official plans to start classes, made little flyers and came up with the name- 'Yoga for a Cause'. 😊
A few weeks in and classes have been going so well! Sometimes enough people show up and sometimes I have to walk around the beach recruiting before hand- but it's always been a blast practicing yoga on the beautiful beach in one of the coolest resorts in Peñasco!
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me get here and to everyone who has shown me your love and support. I am so blessed! I'm so grateful to be able to be here following one passion of helping students learn English and change their lives by sharing another passion- healthy living, connecting deeper with the body and enlightening the mind and soul!
I love you all! Come visit and join my next yoga class!! 🙏🏽😊😘