It has long been a dream of mine to start my own kid's yoga business, and here I am finally doing it. I'm so happy to be here. Thank YOU for being here too!
Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning "union." Yoga unites the mind and body. Yoga unites breath and movement. Yoga also unites people. It is a deep passion of mine to bring people together to truly see one another. When we connect with others we realize that we are much more similar than we are different. We also remember that we are not alone.
My intention with JEM YOGA NYC is to spread yoga to as many children and families as possible. I truly believe if our children begin a yoga practice at a young age their lives can be transformed for the better.
To kick off JEM YOGA, I launched a class called Story Time Yoga. The first class was last week and I was beyond happy with how it all went. I was nervous at first, but once I got into the flow of teaching it felt like I was soaring. And the best part? Em, my daughter, was right there with me.
Em is used to going to classes and is also used to doing yoga with me at home. So, I think in her mind it was just a normal day! She went with the flow, did some poses, joined me for savasana and proudly said, “Bye Bye Yoga!” as I put away the little yoga mat I had brought.
I felt so much emotion when I got home last week; the biggest one of all was pride for my baby. I put my passion for teaching on hold when she came into this world, and to come back now feeling like my heart is more full than ever? I just feel so blessed!
I cannot wait to see where this journey brings me. No matter where this goes though I will never forget the feeling I had teaching that first class. It was a feeling of assurance that said, "this is where you're meant to be."