It has been said that Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. Life Coaching is the journey to your most amazing life. To me the two go perfectly together and are all the more powerful when combined! Meet Yoaching! A unique blend of coaching and yoga.
Both Life Coaching and Yoga are very powerful tools in their own right and either one will get you to where you want to go, but combined, they leave no stone unturned! The thing that Life Coaching leaves out of the equation is your body and movement. Every memory that you have, is stored in your body. Every negative experience and belief is stored as tension or knots in you fascia (the ‘stuff’ that holds all your bits together!). You need to access the wisdom of your body, as well as your mind and soul, to create the kind of life you want to live.
Affirmations and mind-set work are essential and do work, but if you keep hitting up against same issues, the thought patterns behind them are still stored in your body, and they will continue to bubble up to the surface again and again, causing you to act out in the same ways you always have done. In Yoga, these are called ‘Samskaras’. ‘Samskaras’ are our habitual patterns and unconscious behaviours, both good and bad. Although it’s the less helpful ones, you want to replace with ones that will serve you better.
You are a multi-layered being and to get the results you want in your life, you need to work with all the layers of self. Body, mind and soul, which Yoaching does beautifully! This is a new one-to-one service I would like to offer up very soon. I’m in the process of finding the perfect venue for this, or alternatively this can be done in the comfort of your own home. I’ll even experiment with how it can be done online too!
My vision for you (and myself for that matter!) is to live an in-spitired life, which means creating a life that nourishes you from the inside out, feeds your soul and returns you back to balance. Less stress and more self-love and self-care. Less confusion about which direction to take in life, and a path that is so clearly lit and inspiring, that you can’t wait to follow that yellow brick road straight outta a black and white ‘meh’ existence, into a multi-coloured enriching life, that looks and more importantly FEELS the way you want it to.
As with all journeys, I can’t promise you there won’t be road blocks, detours and perhaps even getting a bit lost, but all these things usually have a lesson attached. I know my own journey has felt like I’m going around in circles sometimes. The main thing is to enjoy the journey, keep doing the things you love, keep learning and moving forwards. If you go back a few steps before going forward, then just think you are doing the cha-cha and keep on dancing!