The end of day 3 of my 5 day advanced training and I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of ah-ha moments I’ve had or any more tiger balm for my hamstrings. Yogis might call this transformation but I call it “time to get my ass off my mat (I hate boat pose anyway!) and transform the world.”

I’ve learned so much about myself in the areas of compassion, love, and forgiveness, but the meat of it all (cause I hate vegetarians…) (BTW I didn’t really mean that, but let’s come back to your reaction to that in a later post 😉 it’s something profound that I learned and I want to share with you).

The meat… Remember my stew I was stirring? It’s finally boiled and I’m ready to share DECLARE!

I’m opening the first Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Studio in Silicon Valley!!!!! I’m f@&$ing excited! scared! So scared I wanna crap in my pants as I think about it… Especially now since I’ve declared it to the world and She will keep me accountable (if not I know you guys will). Eeeeeeeeeek

Ive been brewing this for over a year and it became apparent in a matter of 3 days one afternoon that I spent over a year collecting evidence that prevented me from fulfilling my higher purpose. It was either the time wasn’t right, or that I needed to be invited, or the signs weren’t there or I didn’t have enough time, enough money, enough experience, enough knowledge, enough support, enough this, enough that, nuff nuff nuff. How about enough is enough! Enough collecting evidence that doesn’t support how I’m gonna be successful.

I am a great and powerful teacher. It was so simple. Right under my feet. Shit! I am standing in it. My two feet. Students tell me every time I teach but I doubted it. Teachers told me. Teachers keep telling me. Advanced teachers told me. Still I did not believe. I did not believe in my self. Just like the mirror post, there’s a little voice that lives inside that I would sometimes hear. She tells me I’m great. I look in the mirror and see inside my own eyes and see if I can tell myself that I’m not great…that I’m not good enough…that I suck. I simply can’t. It’s not right. That voice got louder and today I believed. I was that simple. It’s a simple act of believing. Choosing to believe instead of doubt. The power of choice!

Choose evidence that will support your success than wasting your energy in collecting evidence that will become facts for your failure.

Thank you Deb Williamson, Philip Urso, Stacy Dockins! Thank you for turning my world upside down because I was living from the wrong end.

I can’t wait to go home and share with you thru some proper posts and also catch up on all your inspiring posts my friends!


8 thoughts on “Ah-ha(s)

  1. jt says:

    Congratulations Nikki!! You ARE strong, and you ARE powerful, and you WILL do well! (just keep thinking in capital letters, haha) I’m so excited for you, and I can’t wait to read about your new adventure.

  2. How exciting to have an experience where you can finally say “I’m gonna go for it!” Congrats and what an amazing journey you are about to take. It is always my plan to open a studio too so I can’t wait to hear all about the ups and downs of the process. Your energy and light are so infective, the place will be rockin’ the moment you open the doors.

    Congrats and kudos kiddo! May the new adventure begin! Jai Ganesha: may all the obstacles be cleared from your path!! Rock on Power yogini!!

    p.s. I have a good friend who just opened a Baptiste studio in Savannah (not sure they are affiliated yet) but if you are interested in talking to her I’ll hook you gals up.

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