I almost feel like I have been in a fairy-tale dream. I haven't. Its all happened. Its all very REAL.
I have been bursting to share with you my most recent branch of work - or rather 'Role'
TAKE FIVE LEAD TRAINER FOR NOTTS - I had to put this in capitals as it feels this important to ME
So what actually am I buzzing on about. Well in October my path as a self employed yoga teacher (with a whole host of aspirations and intentions) crossed with an Angel, aka Helen Whitney. From that day we agreed that it was all supposed to be like this as I really wanted to get out there with my childrens work, and she needed a grounded and experienced teacher to be involved in delivering practices in schools and the community of WORKSOP. SOLD. ME.100% no need to go any further, I was IN!!!
Shortly after that I met with Mark Lilly who had flown all the way from the US to meet up with Helen, they had formed Each Amazing Breath - and they meant business. In the business of helping children and families better themselves. Building strength, resilience, growing and standing in your own power. WOW. I was hooked. I totally got it.
I could not WAIT to get started. I attended several meetings with various people over the months to discuss the hows and whens. I watched Mark in a gaze of amaze. I felt uplifted and full of energy just being around this super charged, kind, caring and knowledgeable dude. Its ok to call him a dude as he is so COOL in his way of addressing subjects such as trauma and poverty, loss, disadvantages and how his practices have saved and turned around thousands . The kids love him and he just has the lingo with us English folk (cracking lots of jokes around the theme of 'Tea').
My part came in as an extra, assisting Mark and Helen, listening, watching, being very present! Then I was ready and had my wings firmly in place to fly. I visited every class in Sparken Hill to share practices with all children. I then supported teachers and grew with the project as I stepped up to design, deliver and train year 5 and 6 pupils on the Ambassador Program. This has been one of the most AMAZING things I have done or seen in my LIFE. These children were teaching other classes, sharing practices and then starting to design their own practices. Alongside this local residents came together over 4 weeks at the Chaos to Calm project I designed. Huge things happened!! Lots of chatting, breathing, sharing, laughing.
My world was full of gratitude as I saw everything coming together thanks to the hard work of Helen, Mark, teachers and of course the children with their enthusiasm and smiles. They were feeling calmer, seeing the practices (the breath) as a tool for life, helping with struggles, arguments, problems - anything to bring them in the moment. Truly inspiring.
Today it was like the big finale. Or rather the birth of the success of the project as we saw for ourselves the collection of amazing positive impact, children teaching, sharing, the film, evaluations from the CSL program for parents, there was no room for questioning the effectiveness, sustainability or impact this will have on Worksop. It was a pleasure, a 'pinch yourself moment' as I had the opportunity to meet a lovely man, retired doctor and now the High Sheriff of Nottingham who was very impressed, we awarded certificates to the excited proud year 6 Ambassadors from Priory School.
So, dreams do come true. Intentions if believed do grow from their seed into a beautiful blossoming tree if they are watered daily with 'I CAN, I WILL'
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