The Heart | Totes Yoga

On the weekend I attended Les Mills Advanced Module Training (AIM1) for BODYBALANCE with the Creative Director, Kylie Gates. It was an amazing day of learning, developing our skills and connecting with other instructors who are passionate about the program. As fitness instructors, it is really inspiring to meet people who are just as enthusiastic about achieving their full potential as you are. Kylie taught us about the essence of Body Balance. She spoke about the most important thing: The Heart. Of course, we must practice, practice, practice our technique and know the choreography 110%. People can clearly see what you enjoy and where your passion lies. #FakeItUntilYouMakeIt can only take you so far.

One of the presenters at AIM1, Bram, spoke about yoga. He said one of his teachers told him that putting all your energy and passion into something is yoga. Whether that’s cooking, painting, coding, designing, teaching, fishing, etc. So what is your passion? Are you doing it with all your heart? In BodyBalance, I love the music, choreography, flow and over all feel of the program and sharing that with a group of people. I can’t help but smile and feel happy during class even when the occasional technology hiccups happen.

Use your heart and put all your passion into what you’re doing. “Make sure that you always follow your heart and your gut, and let yourself be who you want to be, and who you know you are. And don’t let anyone steal your joy.” – Jonathan Groff

A little story about my own journey…

I started my BodyBalance journey 6 years ago when my mum was doing her initial training! Once I came back from University and started working I followed along with her and did the body balance releases (back when they were on DVD’s!) every day for about 8 months. I really fell in love with it and attended Fitness Fiesta in Camber Sands during Body Balance 70. That release is special because I decided I wanted to become an instructor and spoke to the presenter there about it. It took another 7 releases until I actually built the courage to take the plunge and do it! Below is a picture with myself and two very inspiring ladies Kylie Gates and my mum (she has been a fitness instructor for over 20 years!). If you LOVE what you’re doing, ask yourself, how can you advance it? I loved the attitude of learning at AIM1. Whether you trained on Body Balance 30 or 80, you are never at the end of your journey, there is always more to unfold!

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