For many years, I taught Hatha yoga: the yoga of sun and moon - a physical discipline which focuses mainly on asanas (postures) and breath-work in order to prepare the body for spiritual pursuits. I taught thousands of hours and met thousands of yogis from all over the world. It was a glorious number of years!
Along the way, I made my dream come true - I organized and hosted Rocket City Yoga Week: a HUGE week of free/discounted yoga offered all across the Tennessee Valley region.
I continued to organize Yoga Week for 5 straight years, creating 318 different events, promoting 54 talented yoga teachers, and saw a 5-year attendance of almost 7,000.
In year #4, I chose a 501(c)(3) charity to support, I set our event class prices at $5.00 or free, and donated 100% of event monies to the charity. By the time the 5th RCYW wrapped up in June 2017, we had donated almost $10,000 in just 2 years.
Organizing this gigantic event year after year was a massive journey: into business, leadership, and, most importantly, faith in myself.
These days, I’ve stepped away from teaching, vowing to be a student again.
Will I return to teaching yoga? Time will tell. For now, I’m a mom, friend, freelancer, director, publisher, cat & dog whisperer, British TV watcher, college tuition payer, Harry Potter lover, and espresso drinker. My yoga practice is LIFE, both on and off the mat.
OTHER PLACES TO FIND ME:
My website: MitziConnell[dot]com
RCYW website: RocketCityYoga[dot]com
Yoga Alliance: bit[dot]ly/YogaAllianceMC
Twitter: MitziConnell & RocketCityYoga
LinkedIn: Mitzi Connell