I have opinions, some are strong
But I also know that my opinions
May not be true.
When I first came to Singapore I had been trained
With very specific rules about alignment
And building my career on the whole.
But as I taught, I began to see than while
Many of the rules were applicable
Other rules could be safely molded
To fit the students’ needs.
And so I began to explore.
I let go of what I thought I knew
To discover more!
I began to integrate the information
I learned in TCM school
With gymnastics techniques,
Motivational tactics and
I used social media
To grow my student base.
But most importantly I became present
With my students.
Instead of concerning myself
With teaching the “correct” way I began to diagnose and interact with the unique bodies in front of me.
My teachers were amazing. But the way I transmit information is different. And that is good! I want my students to discover their own voice both on and off the mat! One of my bigger dreams as a teacher
Is that my students see all leaders, their teachers, bosses, parents, whoever as a people with good intentions, and strong convictions, but not as wise beyond doubt. I want my students to see great leaders as their peers just as I hope they treat their students as their peers. Believe in yourself and in your people! Mistakes will be made.
We are entitled to our mistakes.
Give yourself a break but stay
Keep searching for that inner compass,
And don’t give up!
Politicians, religious leaders and celebs
Are just people like you and me.
Please consider things for yourself
And respect others doing the same.
The heard mentality
That the majority practices sucks.
As important as it is to
Respect each other,
It also as important
To think for ourselves.
Let’s live and let live
And may there be Peace on Earth!
Thank you Singapore for all that you have given me
These past few years have been unreal!
Next stop July 2017-Denver Colorado!