7 hours a week I dance and yoga myself down a path I never thought would be one I walked, not to mention lead others down. I’ve faced a lot of demons to be able to get up and teach Oula. I still struggle, but I’m still beating my way down the path of the unknown. I’ve truly learned so much about myself over the last few years of teaching Oula and the last year of teaching Oula.One. I’ve learned the greatest success isn’t a number on the scale, it isn’t the size of my jeans and it isn’t the skewed ideal of perfection I’ve told myself I should be. I’ve earned progress. I’ve learned every day is a new day. I’ve learned that progress has no timeline. Mostly, I’m learning to love myself, in this body, as it is. I’ve learned the greatest thing I can offer those who come to my classes is the same grace and space to accept their progress and know that there is no one size fits all.
I don’t know what my purpose is, maybe I’ll never know, but while I’m figuring it out I’ll share love, light and help guide others to finding their path.
(Nina is an OULA and Oula.One Instructor from the Twin Cities, MN.)