PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE FEARS: On Self-Promotion

Self-promotion. I don't take this lightly- it is a concept that has brought up SO MANY complex feelings as a yoga teacher who strives for a balance between humility and self-confidence. I put myself out there because I truly believe in what I do, and I love what I do authentically. I try to not barrage you all with too much self-promotion and try to avoid giving off the vibe of "look at me!" "like me!" and "spend your money on my events!"; I know that you all work hard for your money. I know it is not feasible for some of you. That is why I try to offer classes and events at different price points. Everyone should have access to good yoga. Look for more accessible classes and events in the future: accessibility financially, physically, socially, geographically and spiritually regardless of background.

If there is something you are craving from your yoga, please shoot me a message. Email me. Reach out to me and let me know and I will work hard to bring these things to you.

I will also work hard on moving past my own fears and put myself out there for you. Trust me, it's not easy. It's raw, scary and fear-inducing- but it's also exhilarating and totally worth it when I see the lights come on in my students' eyes. We are all in the journey together and I am thankful for each and every one of you- whether you "like" me or not :)

Blessings,

Emily

Update: Yoga and Body Image Coalition Community Partner!

I am beyond thrilled, humbled and blessed to now be a Community Partner for the Yoga and Body Image Coalition! It is important that yoga be accessible to everyone regardless of background, gender, sex, class, race or body makeup.

 

Our coalition is committed to developing, promoting and supporting yoga that is accessible, body-positive and reflects the full range of human diversity. We advocate yoga as an essential tool in personal transformation, from the inside out, including a critical social justice component. We inform, educate and work with organizations that are ready to shift the current media paradigm to one that is more inclusive, equitable and just, and challenge industry leaders and media creators to expand their vision of what a yogi looks like.

More information: Yoga and Body Image Coalition