START WITH WHY
This concept got more real to me as I immersed myself in the whirlwind of creating a new business identity for myself.
I have been struggling with my decision to take over New Angle’s classes in Orchard, and I am stuck on the WHY I am being a stand for Baptiste Yoga, WHY am I creating a community; WHY am I making myself so busy?
I thought I had it figured out that my life’s work is as simple as writing my blog, teaching yoga and pilates, build a Baptiste Yoga community and being of service.
Then I said Yes to taking over New Angle Yoga’s classes; just these 2 classes on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, which should be an easy job.
Baron says “Be a yes, and you will know how!”
And so AMI Power Yoga was born!
I said yes, because I needed to carry on the work of expanding the Baptiste Yoga Singapore community, I need to stand in my Power as a leader and do something that is way out of my comfort zone.
Then I didn’t expect the deluge of negative thoughts that came up that made me small, and took the power away from me.
I started thinking of my failures – my “Newton Gems yoga” classes didn’t get started at all; my retreat and my OM run also did not transpired. I had doubts whether I could be THE GO-TO for Baptiste Yoga; Can I be strong? I got big shoes to fill. I am comfortable teaching at Alpha Balance and Freedom Yoga. I’m only taking over 2 classes not the whole studio. But what would people think? Why am I thinking so much? But I know I wanted much more than the 2 classes. I wanted to inspire others, create a community where I can empower leaders, and lead teacher trainings? Do I have the time to do everything I want to do. It all seems so elusive……….
I wished a magic pill that will calm me down and keep reminding me that “I’m enough!” but hey, I am the magic pill.
I know now what I need to do –
* Clear space for self-care
* Move daily
* Connect with people who cares about the cause
* be in creation
* Prioritise – get rid of one thing that will allow me to focus on what is required.
* Anchor down on my WHY so I can be strong when things get rough, and I lose my confidence, fear creeps up and the voices in my head will say ” What if you fail? What will people say? What if no one comes? What if no one cares?”
I have this post-it-note in front of me that said “DON’T ROCK THE BOAT!” It’s an exercise I had to do at Baptiste Level 2, where our partner wrote down the things I said to myself as I told my story.
BuT my words make my world
I want to get out of my comfort zone. I want to rock the boat. I want to disrupt the order of my world.
I can be a stand for Baptiste Yoga in Singapore. I can vulnerable and embarrass myself. I am great at Instagram, and technology.
I am afraid… of failing! Of not being as Powerful a Baptiste Yoga Teacher as I can be. Of dissapointing myself. I am bad at talking to people and well being vulnerable.
I am afraid but I’m reminded of Marianne Willamsom’s quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…….”
I am powerful and I will stand in my power as a Baptiste Yoga Teacher
Some Cool Facts about AMI
AMI is an abbreviation for Asana, Meditation and Inquiry.
My vision for AMI Power Yoga is make a difference in people’s lives through the practices of Baptiste Yoga, and to build an inspired and empowered community of Baptiste Yogis who are a stand for their own growth and to be all in for a world of service, connection and new possibilities.
My mission for AMI Power Yoga is to provide a supportive space where teachers and practitioners can connect, make new friends, practice yoga, explore possibilities in their practice, teaching and life, and get inspired and be inspired by people in their community.