You know I’m a fan of social media, that's no secret. I mean, it's one of the main components of my business, and it has served me very well. But despite my love for the ‘gram, I also understand that there's a dark side to it. So often it's easy to scroll through your newsfeed and feel like everyone out there has got it all figured out and they're living these perfect lives. I can't speak for anyone else, but I most certainly do not have it all figured out and I most definitely am not living a perfect life. So in the interest of being transparent, I wanted to start up a little series about the stories behind the photos you see - some real talk, if you will. You can see past posts here, here and here.
Now, this one.
What it looks like: A relaxing, deep stretch for our group.
What's really happening here: I was in panic mode because we had worked with a company based in the UK to send us a bunch of yoga props for our retreat. However, they sent all the props to my office in Connecticut, rather than to our retreat venue in Italy. People were really in need of a relaxing, slow workshop, so I improvised and placed everyone’s mat up against the wall as you see here. I had them bring blankets from their rooms which we rolled tightly into makeshift bolsters, and we used the straps that I had brought from the US. They’d all brought their own eye masks, which I had them wear for further relaxation, and I talked them through an entire wall workshop. It ended up being a really cool class, but I had been so panicked about not having the props I’d hoped for. It just goes to show you that as a yoga teacher, you’ve got to get innovative sometimes!