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I always feel a little weird talking about what I do for a living. It's not rocket science, clearly, but there are so many moving parts and the last few months have been both a personal whirlwind of changes (my divorce was finalized) and exciting new projects on the horizon (Namaslay® teacher training is happening!), and I wanted to give you a run down of what's been up here at YBC before I take off for a little teaching tour over the next month.
The Line Up for the Next Month
This week, I'll hop a plane to London for workshops, Greece for a retreat, Dubai for meetings, and Kenya for another retreat. I'll be gone for about a month, and I didn't want to abandon the blog, so I've spent the last few weeks editing guest posts from the most talented pool of people I know - the YBC Community.
The personal essays and educational posts that we've got lined up are all moving, inspiring and make my heart burst with gratitude for the wisdom of the authors. They will be posted daily at 5am EST Monday through Friday. Please check back daily, and please leave some love and feedback for our guest writers. You can leave a comment by just scrolling down to the bottom of the page, and believe me, as someone who blogs daily, a comment goes a long way.
In addition to the guest posts, I will be popping by infrequently with YBC posts (like tomorrow, when I have a killer hiit workout with bands scheduled, and later this month with a style post).
As far as my travels, I'll be sharing exclusive photos and travel tidbits on our weekly newsletter which goes out every Sunday. If you'd like to be added to the list, just sign up below.
In Other News...
I've also been spending so much time working on lesson plans for our Namaslay® 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program. I am passionate about education and feel so confident that this comprehensive training is going to produce exceptional yoga teachers. I cannot wait to share more. I have a venue picked out for our international training, and am currently sourcing a venue for our American training. Dates and more info will come in a few months. If you'd like to be put on the list to find out more about the Namaslay® 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program, just fill out the form below and we'll email you in a few months when we have details finalized.
In other news, our team has grown. While Lauren is back to work half-time after having her little one, Dan is our newest addition. He's stepping on as Concept Coordinator and is also taking over the video editing for the YBC YouTube Channel. We are really excited about producing better quality material for the channel, and you can expect improvements starting very soon. Be sure you've subscribed to the YouTube channel so you can watch the changes unfold.
Looking Forward To...
We've been working very hard to make sure the Mantra Box® is filled with healthy living goodies you'll love, and our next box ships out in late August. There are only a few left, so be sure to snag yours while you still can!
Lastly, the YBC App will have three new, exclusive audio and video components this month, so if you haven't subscribed and opted-in, you should! You can find it here for iOS, and here for Google Play.
The Adventures Await
Today will be spent packing (I leave super early on Thursday morning), and real talk? Before long trips like this, I always get anxious from all the anticipation, the To Do lists that need doing, the loose ends that need tying up, the worries that don't need worrying but still get my worried attention anyway.
I worry about everything from disappointing people to getting sick to losing luggage. Sometimes it gets to the point where I can physically feel the anxiety running through my body like an electric current. My jaw aches from the tension, my stomach hurts from the anticipation, my skin breaks out from the stress - and I wonder why I do these trips at all.
But I try to power through because I know that it's fear that's dominating, and I never want to be held back by the unknown. In my experience, the anxieties always, without fail, die down once I land and get acclimated, and I never fail to have one of those pinch-me moments where I look around at whatever's in front of me and take a deep breath in, knowing that this moment right here is what I live for. The people I meet along the way, the things we chat about, the laugh til we cry moments at retreats, the larger than life adventures during the day, and the quiet, nondescript moments in the middle of the night where I lay awake feeling the gratitude wash over me - those are the things that fill my cup so I can return back to my home base, ready to give.
Thank you for being along for the ride and traveling vicariously with me.