|September 6, 2015||Posted by Jean Hoiland under Uncategorized||
On July 17, 2015 Intent Yoga closed it’s doors. Permanent, temporary still remains to be seen.
Lately I’ve been giving the idea of offering classes, workshops, privates a lot of thought and decided to explore an opportunity to sublet space. I’m feeling a bit wishy washy. Especially when I take into consideration my personality and nature and realizing I’m simply not a good fit for everyone. I don’t teach warm and fuzzy yoga, but that does not mean I don’t care. I have great compassion and empathy especially when people are in pain. I truly enjoy helping people find relief or tackle a tough pose they never envisioned attaining.
If I had to describe myself I would tell you I’m like Mike Holmes (from HGTV) but instead of a home inspector I am a posture specialist. I take broken down people, prop them up, fortify their foundation and renovate and restore back to beautiful, strong and resilient bodies that will last 100 years. I’m not interested in the color of your clothes or how much flesh covers your bones. I’m interested in joint articulation and what has gone wrong when you are in pain.
Closing my business of 9 plus years really knocked my self confidence around. I’m having a hard time letting go of my vision of a beautiful sanctuary of healing. I’ve been disheartened by comments like “no one will pay more than $5 per class”. What to do, what to do?
I’ve thought about asking who and how many would come to my classes again but that doesn’t really help. I know in my heart that I will simply have to take that leap of faith and once again soar into the unknown. Am I ready? I’m not sure? Will I try any way? Probably. It’s part of my nature to take risk and be light years ahead of trends. I hate to give up after years of promoting yoga in Enumclaw… and I certainly don’t intend to fade into obscurity.
Perhaps I will fail miserably but it is in these failures I discover my true strength. My ability to persevere and overcome obstacles whether real or self imposed. The journey as usual has only just begun.