The theme this week at the studio is "When you're your authentic self, you have no competition." This really landed with me, especially with where I am at right now. My practice is as strong as it has ever been and I will openly admit I feel pretty damn proud of myself. But I still have so much to learn and so far to go. I suffer from pose envy like a mo'fo even though I know deep down that I am going to get where I want to go but I have to be patient, show up and do the work. Everything else will fall into place.
I will also be completing my 200 Hour Teacher Training Program at the end of the month ~ I seriously cannot believe how fast this has gone! Seeing my graduation date circled in my planner is exciting but also a reminder that soon I will again be looking for a job in a completely new field as a total newbie. I also know that there are at least two other teacher trainings currently going on in or around Charlotte and there is about to be a bevy of talented yogi's also looking for teaching gigs. A few months ago this would have sent me into a panicked tail spin, convinced that I just won't stack up against "the competition". But that's just it, I don't have any competition because last time I checked I'm the only Emily P. South running around this earth at the moment. Sure there are going to be other great teachers in my hood but I am going to bring my own flavor and style and MY authenticity to my classes. Hopefully I find a crew of people who can relate to this and dig me and keep coming to my classes and bring their friends. But in order for this to happen I just need to stay the course and focus on my practice, the kind of teacher I want to be and how I want to bring the yoga into others lives.
My girl Gabby had a great vlog about shifting your focus from the frame to the content this week and I thought this was a fitting place to share.