I have to get something off my chest. Before I moved to California I was really hoping to connect with some LA yogis and what I found was a group that was exclusive and really weren't interested in me unless I had something to offer them that would better their lives. This made me feel terrible. Unwanted and unaccepted. A feeling that was familiar already. I began changing things about myself to fit a criteria that I created in my head. My Instagram name, my captions, things that I thought would make me a more desirable person to inspire people. But what I found is that I was already happy just being myself and being something I wasn't was too much energy and making me sad. Just sharing what I love and how I felt in each practice is what I enjoyed so much about social media. I also realized that this "identity crisis" was necessary. It was ego fueled and inspired by others who also use their social media to fuel their entitlement. I've been wanting to travel for quite sometime and now that I have the opportunity to travel and teach yoga I'm thrilled to share it all with you. I've never had some fancy job with thousands saved up and I don't come from some rich family, so to me, what I'm doing is big step. I am going to continue to write the things that make me happy although they may not align with what my old page represented. Change happens and everyone goes through it. And this is what yoga is about-staying humble and present even if it isn't always pretty. Thank you to those who have stuck with me and supported me through it all! AND PS: this photo is me prepping for Dvi-Pada Shirshasana-second series - Ashtanga yoga.