[Find part 1 of this series & part 2 here]
I moved to Mexico, South of Cancun and North of Playa del Carmen and Tulum, with my boyfriend in December where we had bought a rental property on the beach. My idea was to start teaching yoga at a studio in Playa del Carmen. When I approached a couple of gyms, I was told there was an oversupply of yoga teachers and there is a waiting list of teachers waiting for a teaching slot. Rather discouraged, I realized I had to develop my own studio.
So far I’ve advertised the B&B on Airbnb and have started my business.
Our first guests were wonderful. Although they have not practiced much in the past, and were apprehensive about spending any time away from the sun to do yoga, they fell in love with it, told me I was great at what I did, and would continue to practice when they came home. Moments like these is what makes all hard work worthwhile and any insecurity over what I am doing with my life go away.
I am also organizing a biking/ yoga camp in the South of France during the first week of May. As I will be biking, I am partnering with another yoga teacher as well as a massage therapist, in addition to two bike coaches. It is not easy to get clients in your first year with little credibility, but I do know it's just the beginning as I am on the right path, fulfilling my dharma, calling.