To be honest, I started writing this post a week and a half ago. Life happened.

I took two workshops with J. Brown Yoga on a Sunday, and then that following Tuesday started a 65-hour teacher training with Jo Phee. For a week I did nothing other than being a student all day long, driving to/from the studio, eating, and sleeping. I love learning, but the week was intense and left me exhausted.

One of the best parts of taking J. Brown's workshops (for the second time) with other teachers in my community was to see how we each took away something different, something that spoke to us and where we were in that moment.

To me his message was simple, "Be Authentic. Be Raw."

This is my goal for the fall. To try and share, to be raw and authentic, so that others might see yoga as more than just a fancy pose on Instagram. To me, yoga is not a sequence of asanas threaded together alongside some music that we complete to get a workout. What is yoga? I don't know if I could define what "yoga" is to me at the moment, but that is my goal for this blog.

"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are." - Brene Brown

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