It’s been a challenging road for this persistant yogi, who’s tried for the last 12+ years to share my passion for Yoga Empowerment with teens, and now I can proudly say… that journey arrived earlier this week. Phew! (Wiping my forehead with the back of my hand in one swish!) And what a journey it has been!
Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment 4 Self-esteem) has always been an achiever introducing workshops around various cities for empowering kids and teens from ages 10 and up with our program outline, but, I admit, our true mission at heart has always been to share this successful program within the school district.
When recently polled by an all-girls private school as to what type of program THEY felt they would benefit most from in their curriculum? Teachers and administration never guessed their answer would be “Stress Management”. That’s where we come in!
For more information on how to bring Yoga Empowerment into your school, please contact us at info@RaeCole.com
Last week we spent some time honoring the teacher or guru that resides in all of us. Sometimes we forget about him or her because we often seek elsewhere to give credit to, when many times the credit needs to go to ourselves…
“We may go through life often coming across people or teachers we look up to, but often neglect the most valuable Guru that resides in all of us. Cherish the times of stillness when we hear the Universe conversing through us by whispers of thoughts, inspirations or feelings that naturally push us forward on to the next step of our path.” – Marianne Impal
I often put much thought into the messages I plan to share with my yoga students during class. Sometimes those messages are literally copied from a book excerpt or quote and sometimes when I’m quiet enough those messages can easily be channeled through me and onto paper.
As we’ve put much effort to empowering ourselves this month by listening to those little subtleties our bodies and thoughts give us, it’s amazing how much effort it takes on certain days just to stay in true “alignment”. We’re not talking physical alignment or the alignment a chiropractor hopes to crack his patients into. We’re talking Universal Alignment or Energetic Alignment. I like to imagine this alignment as if all the cherry’s lined up on slot machine during your recent trip to Vegas, kind of alignment. Everything just effortlessly lines up with just a pull of the handle and monsoons of money or fulfillment as I like to think of it, comes pouring out and flooding your pockets.
It was this quote that I was consciously able to channel that resonated with many of my students, to request copies of it for their own cherry line-up experience:
“When we map out a journey we “think” is leading us to the destination of our dreams, we realize the Universe may have a different path than was intended. Suddenly our dreams charter different routes filled with many bumps and detours along the way. When we become conscious of the bigger picture paved by the Universe, but designed specifically for us; we realize our dreams are still there like a destination waiting to be visited, only now filled with more appreciation for the lessons learned and the strength endured along the way.”
Channeling? Or plain ol’ life experience? You be the judge…