This month... Spring Shines On
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Marlo Nikkila offers her experience of a rarely discussed phenomenon among Yoga professionals, competition. This month's post in Ripples, theYoke blog, is a topic that came up often when speaking to Yoga folk in the initial conversations that led to the forming of theYoke. Competition on the mat by a student of asana to the competitiveness felt by professionals in the field is rarely spoken about. Its' taboo-ness appears to be relevant and present amongst Yoga studio owners and teachers. My hope is by bringing it out in the light we may begin a conversation centering around how we can assist each other, instead of carrying silent secrets about each other.
We hope where ever you are the sun is shining a bit more and the little green sprigs of spring are starting to pop out.
namasté, LauraLynn (theYoke, executive director)
Shining Light on Competition
by Marlo Nikkila

Being an entrepreneur and a yoga teacher has proven to be quite the journey. Along the way, I’ve come to see my business, as it’s own living entity and one of my greatest spiritual teachersIt is where I witness what stops me in life, where my gifts are, and where I can grow.   My business is my mirror.
When I first started my own business, I studied what other people were doing and how they were doing it.   I was grateful for the examples of what was possible and ideas to try in my own business.

 Over the years, something shifted and what was once a gift is now something that is stopping me from showing up the way I want to.
Instead of seeing the other businesses owners as guides or teachers, I have been viewing them as “competition.” It’s embarrassing to admit what I am about to share since these are not my proudest moments;...

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This coming month LauraLynn will be offering a special gathering The Mystery of Mantra  at Kahumana Organic Farm in Waianae on the west side of Oahu. Join us.

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