My work has proven that most people are plain ol’ afraid of seeing themselves truthfully, facing their fears, exploring themselves vulnerably. Let me explain.
I started this IG journey sharing my version of “yoga” inspired movement.Let it be known that I had been teaching all types of movement for 20yrs prior to this crazy app where people sell out classes just because they look good doing a handstand in a bathing suit but in all actuality have very little to NO prior experience in the field (sorry not sorry: truth bomb spoken). #MovMEANT has been MY LIFE as a professional athlete, performer, contortionist, dancer, aerialist, Olympian, the list goes on & on.Up till instagram hit my radar I had only taught professional dancers & athletes.I started posting my yoga movement inspired practices which caught intrigue very quickly.Everyone began asking me what was this strange morphed #MovMEANT I was doing? Without much thought I stamped it #YOGANCE ”.If you’ve been following me since then give me a 🙋🏻♀️ in the comments.
It took me a while to understand how to share this rare yoga/dance mix textured movement I had “created” for others to understand. At the time this yoga dance fad wasn’t “a thing”.I say “created” because my ego isn’t big enough to truly believe no one had dabbled in this idea before me. I just did what I did following my gut instinct & my vast knowledgeable background in movement.My IG took off & all the sudden I had enough followers that wanted to learn my flow. I got curious, could I figure out how to share this to non professional movers 🤔? Through much experimentation & time I deconstructed it into a beautiful practice for all bodies to enjoy.My classes became fairly popular. And yes, it felt good to be able to share this lifetime knowledge I had acquired through my blood, sweat & tears but it also felt SO safe & boring.We were gathering to supposedly unite in a spiritual practice but it more so felt like everyone was more interested in learning how to be flexible for a cool IG photo with a “popular” instagramer 🙄.It became so undeniably surface I couldn’t partake even though I was making a decent living. Continued in caption below👇