We wrapped up our October 4 week series of FITFORLIFE at Neshama Yoga Studio in Wilmette with the theme: Shine YOUR LIGHT! Our next class meets Wednesday, November 7th 12-1pm and continues the 14th, and 28th. You can come to all 3 classes in November OR come when you can. Contact me for more info! November we infuse gratitude and some of Ken Heptig’s Yoga secrets into our workouts so that we get to dig deeper into our health and wellness.
What does “Shine your light mean”.
I believe we all have light in us — given to us from source (the universe, God, Buddha…). When we practice mind and body fitness (yoga, meditation or FITFORLIFE) we stay close to our source — and thus our light.
Life happens. And, the good and bad in our lives can deplete our light — if we don’t have a practice(s), rituals, a tribe of supportive healthy people, great nutrition, etc. We can burn out — and literally our light dims.
Last summer I contemplated a job change. A great fitness place offered me a job to be one of their Fit Pros — where I’d be working onsite — getting paid a salary — working for one company. The job tempted me — it could’ve taken me in a different direction with my passion to help people live a healthy and thriving life. And, it would’ve also meant that I give up my SoletoSoulcoaching and all it entails –my Radiant Child Yoga & Meditation program, Neshama Yoga Studio, Beautycounter, Lifetime, etc!.
Around the time I contemplated this offer, I saw one of my favorite people on the planet — Andrea — a holistic intuitive massage therapist who has extensive background in intuitive counseling and coaching people to live healthy lives. Andrea is very wise. I see here once a year when my family and I vacation in Vermont at a family summer camp – and I look forward to seeing her!
When I told Andrea about the job offer and what I’d give up to take it — she looked at me and said — “you need to be where your light shines and from how you are describing the job and what you have to give up — I sense that your light wants to stay put — in your own business.” When she said this — I totally got it — the new job was safe — and a great opportunity. Growing my business is unpredictable and more risky. But — my light — my spirit wanted to give my current work/business a chance. When I talked with Andrea about SoletoSoulcoaching.com — my light radiated.
Our egos steer us in all kinds of direction to fear, doubt, self criticism, judgment to name a few — all of which keep us from source — light — love and thus depletes our radiant selves. It’s when we slow down — connect our mind with our body we stay closer to our source — and light.
With the Holidays approaching — life can take on a busier and faster pace — depleting our energy and light. Local friends — come join us in FITFORLIFE or any of the great classes at Neshama where a community of fun, loving, like-minded healthy seekers await to help you shine YOUR LIGHT. Reach out to me for class info or individual coaching.