Yoga and Life

Well it’s official! On May 7th, 2012 I earned my 200-hour yoga teaching certificate. I have insurance and everything

Me with my truly great teacher and mentor, Diana Slattery.

The best part? I HAVE TWO JOBS ALREADY—a “Candlelight Yoga” class on Thursday evenings right down the street from where I live, and a Wednesday morning class at the studio where I received my training (details at www.tinalear.com/events ). I was so excited about this I couldn’t sleep last night.

Harold Thurman Whitman said “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” I am a singer/songwriter with the world of musical theatre roiling around in me. But I’ve never really found my place in that world…not in a rooted, blossoming way. My gut has always been fraught with tension, and the sense that any minute I’m going to be found out for the fraud that I am.

Well, believe it or not, the thing that makes me come alive is yoga. And ever since I’ve put my feet on that path in a serious way, the music gigs that I always wanted have been flowing like water.

Stay tuned for more. For now, this is enough. I will sleep tight tonight, knowing I am doing exactly what I was put on this earth to do. Both at the piano and in the yoga studio.
May everyone, everywhere have this sense of purpose and belonging. It’s a beautiful thing.