Calling all Imposters for Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Dear imposters (yep, we all feel imposter syndrome), parents (we can even feel like imposters as parents), and yogis (we can even feel like imposters here, too, even if we have been practicing for years)! It’s ridiculous!
You CAN be afraid and feel like an imposter and still do IT. That is bravery. You will never be 100% ready, prepared, or have it all together — that is an unrealistic expectation and a lie. All that is required is a willingness, curiosity, open heart, and sincerity. And, you gotta fight the imposter syndrome by changing your mindset. I am the adult, and I am doing my best to show up, love, and serve.
I am a teacher, and I am still reluctant and shy to take center stage at times. My dharma (destiny) and karma (lessons) is teaching. I can try to avoid my nature (I have many times), and do something else my ego thinks is a “better job”. Or, I can perform my duty I chose in this life time (even if I don’t intellectually accept or understand it) because it is my true nature, like a duck goes to water.
I still feel like an imposter at times at 18 years in of teaching yoga, and now training teachers. It is something we all have to fight with because we think some where some other adult has it all figured out and is the authority (but, we are not). The best leaders/teachers are the ones who don’t know it all and admit it. Even Oprah figures it out as she goes and gets anxious about what she is doing when leading.
“If it is your dharma to do something, eventually you be drawn back to that because the inborn trait is there” (Sri Swami Satchidananda, The Living Gita).
Mistakes will be made. I make them all the time. I am a messy human just like you. “If you perform the duties of your own nature imperfectly, that is no reason to abandon those duties and begin something else”. (Bhagavad Gita Sloka 18:48). As a student and teacher of yoga I am always learning and unlearning. And, teaching what I need to heal.
Imperfection is welcome and encouraged on your dharmic, human, and mothering path. Don’t be a poser. Be You. Messy and uncertain. Just get in the arena, as Brene Brown says.
“It is better to do your own dharma imperfectly than to excel at another’s dharma perfectly. If you accept the duties of your own nature, you are free”. (Bhagavad Gita Sloka 18:47)
Align with your heart’s calling and liberate your ego, heart, and soul.
Come find your voice and claim your space in Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. I will cheer you on every step of the way and accept and love you exactly as you are.