My Big Announcement!


"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." ~ Harun Yahya 

After weeks of finalizing all the details out, things seemed to have gone according to plan. And after talks and talks with friends and family it looks like I will be taking a new step forward in my life and career. On December 8th I will be packing up a big suitcase and heading over to Beijing! That's right, I will be spending the next 4 months in China doing what I love, teaching yoga. This will definitely be a new experience for me teaching abroad and in a country where english is not the dominant language (I cannot even speak a bit of Chinese). This will also be my first time traveling outside of North America. Everything will definitely be new and eye opening for me.

I will admit I was hesitant to go at first because I have never been away from my home for this amount of time before...being away from my friends and family and especially not being able to spend the holidays with them. But I know this is an amazing opportunity that came up and it will make me grow as a person and bring a whole new element into my teaching. I have always said I wanted to travel and see the world and this is my chance. I am eager to see a new culture, meet new people, and gain a new and different perspective on life. 

I am exciting to see how my teaching will grow and change. Teaching to a new set of students with a different culture and language will be challenging but something I am looking forward too! I will have to adjust my approach as I play around with what works and what does not. I am thinking a lot of demoing and hands on adjustments. Stay tuned to find out!

I will be definitely be hitting up the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. I am looking forward to the markets, temples, and the FOOD! Also, planning on going to some local yoga studios and experience taking classes in Chinese. So much to look forward too. I will keep everyone updated on the blog and my other social media accounts so be sure to check in from time to time. In the mean time, catch my last few classes here in Vancouver! I won't be teaching as much as I still have lots to prepare for my trip, so come out and take class when you can!

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