Portrait of a yogi: Alexz

My yogi friend Alexz accepted to answer some yogi questions and I’m so happy that she did. Alexz is a beautiful soul and I’m happy that she shared her thoughts with us today.

Peace, peace, peace.

Can you introduce yourself quickly?

My name is Alexz I am a single mother of two, I am working as a waitress at the moment but I am very interested in all things health.

When did you start practicing yoga?

I started practicing yoga in 2014, mainly online at home.

When did you decide to take the leap with your Yoga Teacher Training?

I had started to go into studios more and finding different ones I really seemed to click with more. It depended on the teachers for me whether I had a more than average experience. Thats when I started thinking about becoming a teacher, then as I had this thought I started getting yoga teachers asking if I was already a teacher. For me making the decision was more of a feeling of following a path, my path.

Tell us about your yoga teacher training journey?

The teacher training journey for me was really special, it felt like I was out of my comfort zone with new people but I felt comfortable because this was exactly where I needed to be. The way in which the power living facilitators taught was for me really interesting a sat really well with me. The strong nature and trust that the students knew the information was really powerful. Also feeling the incredible strength within the female teachers become a guide for me, it really inspired me to become comfortable in my power. I had really worked on many mental fluctuations over a few years and was coming into the true essence of myself so with the teacher training it felt like the next step in furthering my learning.

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What is yoga for you?

Yoga for me is all about the balance we create in our bodies, physically and mentally. It can be our journey into our higher self, really knowing who we are deep inside and following that through our life. It facilitates deeper subconscious learning when practiced regularly, but it all works together with the physical practice as well as the mental consciousness.

What did you do after the teacher training course?

After the teacher training course I felt quite lost, it was like I was putting so much pressure on myself to have a job lined up, to be practicing everyday, to have my dream of life be already there and happening. So I went into a low point, feeling like I was not going to be successful and then even trying to think up other ideas for further down the track to complete. As soon as I stopped and reeled myself and my mind back in, the pressure released and I found peace. I have taken it step by step and really given myself time to do things when they need to be done.

What did you implement from the YTT in your life?

Implementing the YTT in my life has been quite effortless after I found more peace and allowed myself time.

I am teaching one night a week to parents who bring their children to my Stepmums dance class, they love being able to give themselves that time and they feel a difference when they practice. The anatomy and little mental notes we learnt within YTT have almost become apart of everyday life, I seem to just be able to bring little things to the forefront of my mind and it can change the way I see a situation.

Do you see your job, things or people differently?

Since doing YTT my job has had its ups and downs, it has made the decision to leave easier but also I have become much more at ease and able to handle difficult situations easier. I have attracted more and more people of like mind into my life and also with family and friends it has been easier to see how they see the world and for me to be able to feel a trust within myself and to share that with the people closest to me.

Could you share with us one yogi mindful tip you have to help protect the Earth that everyone could be interested to do too?

My Yogi Mindful tip would be for everyone to know themselves and to trust that inner voice they have. It allows the unique individuality of everyone to shine through and I believe that would create a happiness within their world and in turn that will flow into the people around them then so on and so on. By knowing yourself you help others to know themselves, henceforth helping the world around by helping yourself.

And finally, what’s next?

What is next for me is really mastering being a yoga teacher in my own way. Living breathing it fully. After that I would like to become a nutrition coach and have something to do with mental health, a holistic approach to modern day health.

 

I hope you liked this interview, if you have any questions, feel free to post us a little message in the comment section!

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