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Tapas | Staying With Suffering Makes Us More Resilient

Tapas | Staying With Suffering Makes Us More Resilient

Happy Monday, and welcome back to the eighth week of the yamas and niyamas series. This week, we're featuring Tapas, and no, it's not the amazingly delicious hors d’oeuvres you get at a Spanish restaurant. No, Tapas in its literal translation from Sanskrit means heat; however, it can also be thought of as self-discipline, change, or transformation. 

In order to create change and transformation within ourselves and our lives, we need to build heat through self-discipline in order to burn away our old selves and create space for an improved, better version.

One Year Later - Lessons from a Yoga Instructor

One Year Later - Lessons from a Yoga Instructor

Hello Beautiful Souls,

It's hard to believe, but today marks one year since I graduated from 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training! This past year has been quite the whirlwind with so many changes, new insights, and tons of growth. For those new to my journey, I decided to do a 200-hour YTT during the spring of 2016 and began looking for the program I thought would be a good fit. I was super fortunate to have my best friend decide to join me for the training, and she not only helped give me the confidence to make good on my decision but was by my side throughout the crazy, challenging, and life-changing experience. Having gotten so many recommendations and loving their classes, we decided to go with the program offered by South Boston Yoga and started the training that fall. David and Todd were amazing in giving us a well-rounded training, pushing us to explore and grow while remaining supportive and understanding. We also had a cohort of trainees who are amazing, diverse, and inspirational individuals. Overall, it was an experience that's hard to put down into words, and I'm so happy I decided to take the leap into this new life.

In celebration of the first anniversary post-training, I thought it was be good to spend a little bit of time to reflect on this past year and share with you all. 

But, I Don't Speak Icelandic! Letting Go of Fear

But, I Don't Speak Icelandic! Letting Go of Fear

Hello from Reykjavik!

If you have not been following along on Instagram or know me personally, I recently packed up my life in Boston and moved it over 2,000 miles to Reykjavik, Iceland. Surprise! You might be asking yourself, "Why?" to which I would respond, "Why not?" But, I can go into more details in a later conversation, as I'd like to share an experience I had shortly after moving here with you all.

During our move, which lasted for about a month between packing everything up in Boston, transporting it all to Indiana to store with my parents, fly to Reykjavik, and get settled in our new home, I didn't really have the chance to practice much yoga.