I did something really scary 😨
Last year I ran the first Mindful Leadership Institute Retreat for executive women as a tentative experiment.
The second retreat for this year is starting today at Hepburn Springs and I’ve been reflecting.
In 2009 I was initiated into the Kripalu lineage of yoga. Yes, that’s me during the initiation ceremony. So much has changed since those photos. For one, I now wear glasses 🤓
An initiation is very different to graduating from a yoga school and becoming a yoga teacher.
Yes, I am a yoga teacher, but initiation goes much deeper. I took a vow to apply the lifestyle, psychology and principles of yoga to my everyday life as a leader and human being.
It was transformative not only to my leadership (I was a corporate leader at the time) but also to my life. I gave up my corporate leadership role to set up Leading Mindfully.
But something was still missing. I wanted to bring these amazing yogic practices to executive women so that they could design their own destiny.
I wanted to bring the deepest practices of my lineage into the practice of leadership. How would people react? How would they judge me? Would anyone come?
Despite the doubts I decided to run the first retreat in July 2022 as a “by invitation only” event and it surpassed my expectations. Taking courageous action with self compassion paid off.
I found a whole new way to live my purpose in elevating leadership. Here’s how some of my clients describe their experience:
🙌 “Unparalleled, deeply restorative, highly recommended” Kathie Tomeo
🙌 “Wow, amazing” Jessica Burdett
🙌 “A level of direction that other leadership courses simply don’t give” Nicole Jacobs
🙌 “I highly recommend the retreat to other impactful women. I guarantee you’ll walk away feeling like superwoman” Mariah Loriente
What’s the most courageous thing you’ve done recently?
Do you want to learn how to connect with your purpose and experience significance in your work and life? Join me at the next Mindful Leadership Institute Retreat. Find out more here.