I was a wine-lover long before I did my first downward dog. Long before I even knew what that was.
Now that I'm a Registered Yoga Teacher and a mom to two busy babes, I love myself a glass (or two) of wine more than ever. After all, we've got a long history together and a bright future ahead.
YogiWino is that future, pairing world-class wines with yoga at events near you.
My mission? To cultivate an unexpected and WORLDWIDE love affair between two things that truly belong together: just like us.
Sometimes life gives you a really loud wake-up call. Mine came in April 2014. And, it was more of a knock on the head, to be honest. After a 10+ year career as a bureaucrat, I'd returned to work following my first mat leave. To say the transition didn't go well would be an understatement.
Although I'd had a successful career that had been marked by the many incredible friendships I'd forged along the way, becoming a mom had taught me things about myself that I'd long-before forgotten. That I love to write. That I'm a creative wild-child. That I genuinely LOVE people and have an insatiable desire to help them. I knew I wanted to start my own business helping/coaching people, but still wasn't clear on how I was going to do that. And I wasn't quite brave enough to do it either. So, I went back to work and gradually felt more and more out of my element. Less and less comfortable behind my desk, and away from my baby. Until, one day, it felt like the ground beneath my feet actually slipped away. Cue the burnout!
But, what felt like the worst possible period of my life, really and truly became the absolute biggest blessing. I genuinely believe that God or the Universe (or whatever bigger life force you believe in) broke me wide open on purpose. Becoming vulnerable like that opened me up to so many new life lessons and unexpectedly led me straight into yoga.
Together with my incredible family and the jewels that are my friends, yoga helps remind me who I am and why I don't need to be anything other than that. After all, that's the place where pure bliss is found. As a teacher, it's my absolute privilege to help you find your bliss too. And have a little fun while we're at it.
So, here I am now. I took a leap of faith and left the stable job. I'm spending as much time with my kids as possible, pursuing more of the things that light me up, and slowly building this business.
I'm so honoured to get to share this journey with you. We should grab a glass of wine sometime!