No one likes to fail. Failure sucks. It hurts, it stings and can be very tough to recover from.
Looking backward is not something I do often, but now that Primal 12 is finally released and the launch is coming to a close, it feels like time for reflection.
I remember during the Primal 12 video shoot, I had to cancel two certification seminars and I felt like a huge failure. I cried, big weeping tears. Taking some leave after having my baby really slowed the momentum of Clubbell Yoga at the time, because I was very focused on my newborn (as any new mother would be). Looking back this was a huge blessing in disguise.
Being grounded at home gave me time to develop Primal 12, and work out all of the details with my colleague Alaina Hage Sawaya. We took our time figuring out the workouts (and our babies even came and watched). I remember practicing them with Brie Helmuth too at Alaina's studio. Every time we came together for Primal 12, the energy came alive. Music was blasting, we were smiling, we knew we had a challenge, and we knew we could do it together.
Then we shot the footage in a local yoga studio over several weeks. Then came editing. Then more editing, and writing and editing. A labor of love.
Primal 12 started to come alive when I restructured my Certification seminars and offered the AWAKEN/CONDITION/PRACTICE format. Then things started shifting. This was no longer yoga with a Clubbell in a few poses, this was athletic conditioning for yoga based movement. This was cutting edge. My tribe began to grow, from NYC to Seattle to London and Budapest... We started getting press requests from national magazines. I got to teach at Wanderlust Festival in Whistler, the biggest yoga festival in the world. Things were moving... and I became very aware of how this process works.
~You will fail at things from time to time. It is inevitable. You may have a series of failures. But how you react to these failures is what sets you apart from the rest. ~
Fast forward to the launch of Primal 12, which is coming to a close (promotional price will be offered for a very short time now). I have learned a ton in the launching process as well.
***In this line of work [teaching yoga to the masses], you are only as good as your team.****
Luckily, I have an amazing tribe of creative, inspiring, funny, balanced individuals as instructors, students, clients and coaches that keep things fresh every single day.
No two days are the same. Ever. I walk into my studio at 6am, and am so grateful that I get to teach movement to people, daily. I get to help them cultivate flow. I get to Lead from the Front, to help them overcome their fears and take them where they didn't know they could go. That is what this work is about. It's not about the poses, or being good at yoga. It is about connecting with people in the world so that they can learn to live the best version of themselves.
I am incredibly grateful for all of the students who have supported both Primal 12 and Clubbell Yoga, whether from their living room, or watching on youtube, coming to class, coming to seminars or workshops, or helping with the launch. I am grateful for all of the solid feedback from respected collegues all around the world. I am touched by the support for even my local classes, everyone is so stoked. Genuinely stoked. And it makes me stoked to be able to be a part of something so cool, and meaningful in people's lives. Gratitude. Thanks coach Scott Sonnon for your role in leading me as well, as I would not be the coach I am today without your leadership and inspiration.
Engaged in the movement toward more functional fitness. Mama, entrepreneur, leader, mentor, and co-creator of Clubbell Yoga.
Co-Creator of Clubbell Yoga, Movement & Performance Specialist, Head Coach at RMAX International