I found my true calling at the age of twenty, lying on a wooden floor, surrounded by mirrors, giant exercise balls, and those step things for aerobic classes. In that very first yoga class I touched upon something so small and sacred. It was the embers of an inner knowing that I had come home. There was a tiny almost indiscernible shift in my life's course.
When I began my journey with yoga I was discovering myself in a whole new light. Awareness started through the grosser elements of my body; how my feet were placed, was I leaning forward in my warrior when it felt like I was straight. With practice and time, my awareness started to move closer and closer inward moving into my breath, my mind and the subtler realms of energy and spirit. After seven years of practicing I took a 200 hour yoga teacher training for the purpose of "deepening" my practice. Thanks to being a part of an incredible community and synchronicity I began my teaching career.
I have been practicing yoga for 17 years and teaching for the last ten years, and have now completed two 200 hour trainings. Through work with my mentor, teachers, meditation, and study, I have come to not only know, but to feel what the truth is in my very being. That thread of primordial peace, of home, the one I touched in that very first yoga class, is our very essence. We are indivisible from nature.
There is an undercurrent of cultural conditioning that makes us feel separate and teaches us continuously to look outside of ourselves for fulfillment and satisfaction (hint, this doesn't work). Wild Meditations is here to provide respite from these ideas, challenge our conditioning as well as a refreshing way of approaching a meditation and mindfulness practice.
I am looking forward to our journey together.
With Love, Nicole