“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily.  To not dare is to lose oneself.”  ~~ Soren Kierkegaard

Holy frijole! This is a very scary and amazing post for me to be writing to all of you out there in blog land. I bet you’re just DYING to know why, right? Well, OK. It’s time for me to officially spill the beans, I guess.

I am…ummm…WAIT for it….

the owner of a Yoga business!

Yep, you read correctly. I am, officially, the owner (well, co-owner, to be exact) of Vitality Yoga & Wellness, LLC. Here’s the logo…isn’t it awesome???

My partner’s name is Megan, and she and I are very excited about what is to come. I can’t speak for Megan, but this is both exciting and scary for me. Exciting because ever since I began teaching yoga, I hoped to someday have my own yoga business. Scary because I never actually thought it would HAPPEN, at least not this soon. This pic sums up what I feel like right about now:


(I got the above image from Souldrama)

I’m taking a leap of faith here, not knowing what’s waiting but willing to take the chance and see how it all pans out.

Many of you who have been following me probably want to know why in the WORLD I am doing this now, especially with all the health stuff I’ve been dealing with. Believe me, I had the same thoughts when this opportunity presented itself to me. But I am a firm believer that God presents you with opportunities at JUST the right time, and I feel really good about this decision.

Neither Megan or I have the time (or money) to run a full-scale yoga studio right now. But we both have a passion for yoga, we both want to share it with the world, we have the same vision…it just seemed to fit. Megan and her fiance own a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio here in town (Great Grappling, which both my daughter and husband take classes at…totally awesome place!), and they have grown so much in the time they’ve been open (which is less than a year), that they are moving into a much larger studio. As a matter of fact, today is the grand opening of this new studio. So Megan and I will be starting off on a small scale, offering classes out of the new studio, working around the Jiu Jitsu schedule.

We chose the name Vitality Yoga & Wellness because we truly believe that yoga is a wonderful way to help people find out what stokes their inner fire. That inner vitality that makes a person tick. And when a person figures out what their passion is, anything is possible! This is why doing this, even with all that I’m dealing with right now, seems right. Yoga is what makes me tick. Whenever I teach a class, I feel amazing because I’ve truly put my heart and soul into it. Whenever a student tells me how something I said resonated with them in some way, my inner fire grows. So how can I NOT do this? Yoga, whether I am teaching it or taking a class, makes me feel BETTER. I’ve simply GOT to do this and see where it goes…simple as that.

I really do think the stress will be minimal. We don’t have to worry about the traditional expenses of having our own brick & mortar studio after all, and our schedule will be very light to begin with…we will only offer classes on Thursdays and Sundays, at times where it does not interfere with my full-time job, so there is no conflict there. Megan will be able to start teaching in July, so we’ll add more classes then.

And we’ll take it from there. We’ll see how it goes. I just want to share yoga with anyone who wants it, regardless of where I do it.

So, if you’re interested in coming to class at Vitality, check out the site at http://vitalityyogasc.com. Classes officially begin on May 3rd. I’m so excited about this, and I really hope that we succeed in our mission to bring yoga to more people in our community.

Namaste,

Melanie

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