Becoming a Yoga Fitness Leader

It has been a real journey of self discovery, endurance and will…developing and growing in my personal knowledge and practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. I first started attending Bikram Yoga while I lived in Los Angeles, California. I had seen an ad for unlimited classes for two weeks for a very low rate at a Yoga Studio in Atwater Village. At the time I lived in Los Feliz and it was not far at all. I have since learned that I started with the most intense and strenuous form; Bikram. Known to many now as “Hot Yoga” given some not-so-decent actions on the part of the founder of Bikram…But I won’t go into that, every  industry is plagued by a practitioner who is less than ethical, moral and or who lacks integrity and grace.

I attended a few classes and continued to do so during the many years in LA but never a daily practice and certainly not a full understanding of the depth of Yoga. I was in fact dependent on the class instructor calling out the poses and trying my best to achieve them. It wasn’t until Feb. 2014 when I found myself desperately searching for the “True Self Help method.” You see I had fallen completely out of shape, felt depressed and devastated by betrayal I had recently experienced. My entire world had been turned upside down  and I noticed I just wasn’t myself any longer. Determined to find a solution I sought out to analyze the road that got me to this low point. Long story short I walked through the doors of Red Door Yoga Studio in my Hometown; having booked a private session for Ayurveda with Guru, Kavita Maharaj. That day in front of her, I cried as I could barely perform a very basic yoga pose. It was after a few sessions I started to understand how the class environment had robbed me of the deeper meaning and healing benefits of yoga, granted I could have delved further at an earlier point in my life but clearly I had needed to fall as low as I had to find what I needed most… BALANCE and ROOTING.

It has now been over three years since that first session and I have been dedicated to my own personal morning daily practice with one day off per week for rest. The routine includes applying warm oil to my entire body, performing close to an hour yoga, neti cleansing, eye cleansing and a tongue scrape. This daily routine and these tools of self care have been teaching me self love and in my opinion; yoga is the only true form of self-help that exists. I say this because once learned, you are not dependent; not on a supplement and certainly not on a teacher or expert, both requiring constant payment to keep up. Yoga can be practiced without the need for costly investment and can be maintained privately whether you are wealthy or not-so.

So here we are present day and I have now completed my YFL Yoga Fitness Leader Part one. Soon to complete parts 2 and 3…working at the present moment on designing my personal yoga class and sequence so that I may help others to help themselves. I have found in my life of experienced abuse, obstacles and betrayal a need for servitude…that others may receive benefit of the knowledge gained and trials had…It is exciting to embark on the journey as a teacher of yoga and continue on the journey of learning Ayurveda all to the benefit of myself and others.

As your personal Coach, I am devoted to the mission of leading and teaching through testimony. May your journey be smoother than mine and may you be encouraged to start on your path to self love and self healing. Namaste

Love,

Coach Danica xo xo

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Is a Promise the same as Terms?

The simplest way to show love, I say is by keeping a promise. It also illustrates respect. Now consider this, is a Promise made between two friends and or lovers any different from “Terms” in a business contract, verbal or writen? Yes or no? Now make sure to consider your answer carefully…

Yes…of course it is! At least I believe it to be one in the same; your “Word is your Bond.” For those of you who answered no; I ask, have we lowered our standards so much in society that we are immune to the constant misrepresentation which occurs professionally as we conduct our daily business affairs. Do we really not notice when we are lied to or a promise is broken in our relationship and when we do notice how do we react? What concequence is there to our lives?

To make  accurate projections in business one must analyze the researched data…but what now when the data analyzed is fraudulent and or quite simply incorrect. It seems we, some of us, understand that, that would then lead to projections which are not based on actual numbers and facts and how would we ever expect these projections then to produce their projected results? We can’t, not reasonably at least.

To make a sound decision whether it be professionaly or personally in one’s life, make sure you have all the information and that it is in fact accurate and hasn’t been altered or manipulated in any way…but how does one do that? We outsource so many of our needs, communicate with less than honest people and are distracted and influenced by a Techonolgy driven culture of “Anti-social-mediaism” We attend events only to post and publicize.. gone are the days of the true concept of socializing, talking and mingling, real in-person and live interaction. We hide behind our Social Media Profiles, yet project our presence and activity.

The key is to know yourself, your likes and dislikes as well as your willingess to strive for that which you wish to acheive, know what you stand for and that foregiveness helps us, not those we are trying to forgive. So with this said, we will never have ALL the information and we will never have it all ACCURATE or without any MANIPULATION of some sort, motive etc. So the absolute MUST is to RE-EVALUATE. Just as in a Court of Law, new eveidence must be submitted and considered so to is it in our lives.

RE-evaluate your needs and how the new terms, or information impacts your original decision, how does it change the result you had hoped for, will it change it? This is the time to move forward and not stay stuck on bitterness, resentment or negitive emotions.

Seek the Solution, which is always linked to your desire for your life. Your Heart Knows Best, let your Head be your Translator and Logistics Manager.

xo

Your Coach

Danica