Coming Full Circle – A Client’s Story. Will It Be Yours?

Mar 9, 2017 | Mindfulness, Yoga for Beginners, Yoga Stories

Sometimes I’m asked why I do what I do? Why sell my company after 15 years to teach yoga? Some have mentioned it’s courageous, others I sense are unsure what to think. It’s all very well following a passion but is it really sensible to go so far?

There are many reasons why I chose to take this significant step but today I want to share with you the one that inspires me and is the driving force behind all that I do. 

My clients. 

I don’t need to be convinced of the benefits of yoga, I’ve experienced them myself. I want nothing more than to help others experience those benefits too.

Each person has their own reason for stepping on the mat – it could be physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. It often starts with physical and over time turns into something so much more.

Yoga allowed me to connect to who I really was. I trained ballet intensively from a young age and became a professional. When I changed careers, I closed that door as the past was the past and I needed to move on. When I started practicing yoga in Thailand, I felt like I had finally come home – 20 years later. It was the most natural feeling in the world. I loved reconnecting to my body, it was where I felt the most present. I had come full circle.

Coming Full Circle – A Client’s Story

In December, we were nearing the end of the 6 week Beginners Yoga Course and I was leading the class into a new pose showing various modifications based on each individual’s ability.

I noticed one student able to go further into the pose than I’d anticipated. We chatted after class and I commented on this.

I was completely taken aback by her response, it was like déjà vu, she was so spontaneous but was describing her experience as if it were my own.

She explained how she loved stretching when she was younger but how over time responsibilities shifted, work/family/life commitments became a priority and she closed that door. She felt she had lost that part of her forever.

Yet here she was, coming full circle, realising through yoga that she was reconnecting to who she really was, that she could be flexible again, that she could enjoy working with her body and find inspiration, peace and energy.

If this resonates with you, if you feel despite your ability to juggle everything thrown your way, that life is passing you by and a little part of you is missing then I’d love to open a door for you. There’s still time to sign up for 11 March >>here.

Karen x


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Karen Kurzmeyer
Private/group/corporate yoga teacher. Helping busy professionals prioritise health & well-being through yoga.

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