Several weeks ago, I shadowed one of my OMies as she taught kids yoga as part of the Newark Yoga Movement.
It seemed like a fantastic program. The children were adorable. My friend was brilliant. But in the end — remembering how ineffective I’d been when doing volunteer work with kids in the past — I decided I didn’t really have it in me. It just wasn’t the right path for me.
Still, I wondered: Shouldn’t I be open to every opportunity that came my way?
My friend had made a post-teacher training vow to say yes to every opportunity that came her way and, because of that, she was now making a decent amount of money from yoga alone, between the NYM, and the teaching she did at two different studios.
Should I go about things in the same way? [Read more…]