Whew, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. H & I traveled to Florida at the very beginning of March & I feel like right after we got on that plane at PDX I blinked & now it’s past Easter.

My yoga teaching has ramped up, swerved, & morphed into something new. I’ve been subbing a lot. Also, I shared a while back how I had to turn down some new classes, I had to take step back & reevaluate how much yoga I can keep on my plate.

Way back, even before I completed my teacher training, I posted about finding this studio, little did I know at the time that I’d do an apprenticeship there, that the owner & two other teachers there would be instrumental in how I frame my yoga teaching world. They all showed me great patience & compassion.

I auditioned & got hired on as a sub. I found other gigs & always returned to this place to help out when other teachers needed time off. I came to the conclusion that this was my path with this place.

Most recently they hired me to teach a couple classes a week! I’m still not used to it, & I’m tired. I gave notice at a different place to make room for these classes but am working all of them for another week.

So I’ve been tired.

Tired & blessed.

More of a life than I ever had. If I was to die tomorrow, yes there would be things that I wished I would have accomplished, but damn, I know that I would be happy with what has happened so far.

I’m a far cry from that drunk girl crying herself to sleep at night because she was sure no one would ever love her.

She was so wrong. So many people love her.

I love her. Fiercely.

So, even though I’m a little exhausted & also obviously too busy to blog, I’m also very grateful today for all I have.

Most of which is not physical.

Wishing all of you out there a deep sense of gratitude, especially if you feel overwhelmed by all the good just like me.


Published by Liz Brower

I've practiced yoga since 2006, I stumbled into a class at my local gym. I didn't really "get" yoga, I wanted to do all of the poses to the max, I didn't focus on breathing, and I was very competitive. A year later I quit smoking and my mom purchased a three month unlimited to a local studio. I fell in love with yoga! Plus the metaphor was strong, my lungs began to repair, I could take really deep inhales without coughing! I later began to go to a free outdoor yoga classes in downtown Long Beach, CA that was also affiliated with a donation based studio. Yoga was fun, affordable, accessible, and outside! I loved it. I started practicing at home by myself. I started meditating. Right after I found the classes at the gym stopped drinking alchohol. My sobriety and yoga have intertwined ever since. They compliment each other amazingly and I am so grateful for them both. I stopped practicing yoga after getting pregnant and being caught up with the taking care of a newborn in 2013/2014. When he was 9 months old I realized that I really wanted to redirect myself back to yoga. I also had the seed planted in my mind while driving home from Christmas break, why don't you go do a yoga teacher training?! I started practicing yoga at a local studio and began scouring the internet for a teacher training program. I found Three Sisters Yoga, a lovely program, based out of NY & PDX. I was more than motivated to teach, I started teaching some free yoga in the summer of 2015 at a local park. I continued after that with an internship at the same studio I had signed back up with at the beginning of the year. I quit my day job. I hit the pavement, scouring for yoga gigs that would hire a newbie. I found a job and began to teach! Now I am navigating the great balance of being a single mom, a yoga teacher, and doing my best to trust my higher power with my future. I love to teach and practice vinyasa, but also know what it's like to be drawn to slower types of yoga due to injury or body type. I feel a special affinity for yoga new comers and like to teach practice at all different levels. Thank you for taking time to read a little more about me and I wish all of you the best in your own individual yoga practice. ~Namaste!

2 thoughts on “BUSY HAPPY

  1. That’s lovely.
    I hope once you settle into a set weekly schedule that your energy returns. How awesome to find a place to teach where you feel inspired.
    In the past I have taught too much and it is exhausting. Even if it is fulfilling.
    Take care!


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