“What if no one signs up for our class?” I uttered these words on Friday morning, June 12, 2015. I was experiencing self doubt…a feeling I am not accustomed to. I am a confident woman. I am confident in what my body can do and I am confident in my fitness knowledge. So, where the heck was this self doubt coming from? I coach confidence and strength in body and mind to my clients. Oh my gosh, had I lost it? I told Shanti I was nervous. And I was. She looked at me and said, “We have this. We know our stuff and we just go out and do our thing.” That helped calmed my nerves, but I still had nasty, little, self doubt poking me in my ribs.
The Telluride WOW Festival is an amazing Weekend of Wellness put on by the dynamic duo of Becca Tudor and Albert Roer. Visualize a setting that makes your jaw drop at every angle, an altitude that quite literally takes your breath away, a group of fitness professionals that is top notch and participants that are eager and excited to soak up knowledge and sweat out smiles. The WOW has a smaller presenter and participant list than some of the other fit-fests out there, and that is what makes it so incredibly special. Everyone has the opportunity to connect on a real level, through non-rushed, personal conversations. This is magic. This is the Telluride WOW Festival.
Shanti and I officially launched MoveYourAsanaFitness.com on June 1, 2015. We have been teaching our branded workouts for a long time, but The Telluride WOW Festival was our very first opportunity to teach amongst some of the industry’s best…Todd Durkin, Jonathon Ross, Ed Harrold & Dr. Haley Perlus…just to name drop a little. It was time to put on our big girl spandex.
Tick Tock. Almost time to present. Remember that self doubt that was nudging me? Well, at 12pm on Friday we found out that we had a full sign up list for our first class! Ahhhh…and the #confidence came rushing back. Ya know that huge, open mouth smile that I often sport in all my photos? Well, she showed up and ate my self-doubt for lunch. Yum.
Turns out we rocked our BodyShots Boxing Bootcamp™ class on Friday afternoon…to a full house. Rave reviews all around and we had an absolute BLAST. On Sunday, at 7:30am we took another full room on a journey through Move Your Asana® Fitness•Yoga, and again we were greeted with big smiles, “That was AMAZING!” and “Thank you so much for such a fabulous class that engaged every part of my body.” and “You two have the most amazing energy!”.
In the end, the #confidence that Shanti and I exuded was a bright light. I don’t have an ultra-wiseclosure, I only have this. Know your stuff. Whatever your craft is. Learn, learn, practice, learn, fail, learn, practice and master your craft…and then wrap your arms around your #confidence and take this out into the world. This is a big part of the Move Your Asana® manifesto, and I just lived it. I did it. You can do it.