I drove to The Omega Institute in New York, not really knowing what to expect. I had taken a week off of work for an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Beryl Bender Birch. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew I loved the practice and was definitely craving a sense of balance, which seemed to be lacking in my corporate world. This was before the days of FB, IG, Lululemon and digital cameras. There was only one type of mat, cut off of a long roll, sort of like paper towels. Things seemed simpler back then, there was less pressure. And yet I still didn’t feel ready to teach after I finished the training. I had a strong practice… that’s me in the handstand about to flip into wheel pose over Thom’s shoulders… but something was missing. Years later after opening EPIC YOGA and training yoga teachers, I began to figure out the formula for getting teachers to feel comfortable teaching, or doing anything else in their lives. They were able to push beyond the fear, find their voice, and access that sweet spot where they trust they have exactly the right words the students need to hear. Over the years I’ve refined this method and am so exited to finally share the Mentor Program with a small group this summer. I can’t wait to see what this group creates!