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By Indra Kubicek This morning I went to a half day coaching and yoga session run by two lovely ladies who I know from the London yoga community. Liz Goodchild is a coach and a pretty kick-ass chick and Aoife Kane is a yoga teacher and coach and also a pretty awesome woman. They've combined their skills to run workshops to get both your mind & body flowing and moving without inhibition. There was even a full-on, no holding back, 5 minute booty shaker session to literally shake fear out of your body - it was great! The workshop was well though-out with planned shorts session split between free-flow writing and short yoga sequences. The yoga poses were designed to compliment what we were working. For example, poses to open your heart, or work with fears and trust through partner work. Some of the highlights for me included:
1. The Honesty and No Bullshit FactorI loved the open, straight, honest way Liz and Aoife ran the session. It wasn't flowery or waffly. It was real and you could tell they were living their words and being who they really are. They openly spoke about their own struggles, fears and ways they've worked to conquer and accept themselves just as they are - truly. No bullshit.
2. The Warm and Welcoming GroupI was also overwhelmed by the amazing women in the room. Out of the group of about 15 ladies, I actually could count out about 5 people I already know from the yoga world. And all of them are women I consider to among so of the loveliest souls I've met on my yoga journeys in London. In fact everyone in the room seemed like a pretty awesome lady to me. And it struck me how even the people whom we think have it all 'figured out' or who we think could not possibly have the same worries, fears or insecurities as ourselves are also just human and learning too.
3. The Guidance and Practical RecommendationThe guided writing sessions Liz led really hit home for me. She is an excellent speaker and commands a group's attention easily and fully with her open and constructive approach. She would start off by sharing some guidance, maybe a personal story, or just getting us into the right frame of mind and then would ask us to write freely in our journals. We covered difficult but interesting topics which I am sure many of the others, like me, are still pondering about tonight. For example, questions like:
- When am I being myself and when am I not
- Want do I wand and what do I not want
- What does my life look like a year from now