When I opened Greensboro Downtown Yoga, it was a creation based on faith. There was not a crystal ball telling me I wasn't going to go bankrupt, nothing to re-assure me that I could make this work. No-one actually saying "Alisha we want a Vinyasa yoga studio in downtown Greensboro". This was blind faith that I had something others could get behind. This business is not mine. Not really, it belongs to the other teachers that teach at my studio, it belongs to the students coming to class and it belongs to the many people who have supported me in one way or another in building this particular creation. The neat part it is that it's not done growing!! The momentum is fantastic and the numbers are trending in a way that I think this could be our year. There still isn't any re-assurance that I can make this work long-term, it's still scary, unnerving and a heck of a lot of work on top of a full-time job. What keeps me going is that not only do I love yoga, and love teaching yoga, but I know that this studio is bigger than me. Ultimately the studio doesn't belong to me anymore, not really, it belongs to all of the people who's help and support I've received in building this business. The studio belongs to all of the teachers I work with at the studio and all of the students that show up on the mat for themselves in the space that has been created at Greensboro Downtown yoga. All of those people give me faith.
Yoga, it's powerful. It can rock your world if you let it. I'll warn you, it can spark destruction and creation, build friendships and help bring relationships to an end, pull out the best in you, shed light on the darkest parts of your being and transform your life, if you are willing to let it. If you are willing to embrace what it reveals and do the work. My faith in that lead me to open the studio. My faith in the power of yoga lead me to open Greensboro Downtown Yoga.
It was faith that has led me to entice my friend Andra into helping me create a teacher training program for the studio. Faith that the students of Greensboro Downtown Yoga are ready to take their practice to the next level, faith that there are those in our community that feel the calling to share this yoga that they are so passionate about with others. A teacher training program is a big piece to the puzzle of a successful studio. So once again I'm creating something based on faith. I have the faith that you need this program in the way that I needed to create it. It's not mine anymore. It's out there now for you to be a part of. Come be a part of this creation, come deepen your practice, tap into the faith within yourself, that your desire to share yoga with others is legitimate. Honor the wisdom within yourself. Take the leap, come be a part of our growing community in a deeper way.