I guess I have been fascinated with them both because they have both been teaching since about 2001, and have developed a very strong personal style of true integrity. They both travel extensively and have really made an excellent name for themselves and living at what they do. Sadie, in particular, is so dedicated to promoting herself online. I cannot BELIEVE how many blogs she writes for, how many sites her videos and articles pop up on, the amount of hourly attention she gives to her Facebook page and Twitter. She honestly must be online 12 hours a day.
I keep wanting to find out more about these incredible women. Where is Seane currently traveling to? Are there photos of Sadie somewhere when she was 40 pounds heavier? How long did it take Sadie or Seane to finally master Eka Pada Koundinyasana? Will I be able to forge a successful wellness studio in the same amount of time it seemed to take them? Will I EVER be able to memorize all the poses in Sanskrit and will I also be able to memorize all the anatomy and muscle groups?
My mind was racing last night as I tried to fall asleep. “What are they doing that I should be doing? How do I get started? When is this yoga studio ever going to HAPPEN for me, anyway?”
A voice inside me finally spoke up. It said: “Stop obsessing over them. Your path will be your own. And if you can meditate daily, the universe will give guidance and opportunity back to you.”
I realized that even though their stories are inspiring, those stories are THEIRS, just as a unique story will be MINE one day, too. I met with a cadre of yoga teachers recently let go from my neighborhood studio that closed down. Not only do I seem to have a good brand and good marketing in place, but I happen to know half a dozen of the city’s best teachers, who are all on the same wavelength with me re: providing yoga accessible to the community at large… and they are excited to come on board with me if I can get a new studio up and running.
It’s all about finishing the business plan, getting a loan and finding the right space/location. I just KNOW this is meant to happen, and working together, we can keep the business healthy and open a long time.
It truly is my dream to open a studio where I can be around this subculture all the time, practicing every day with the best teachers, and growing in my own teaching/education as well. This dream will take its own path and shape that will be interesting enough on its own.
In the meantime…I’ll try to resist googling Sadie and Seane all the time! 🙂