2012 is when I first said, “I want to open a yoga studio and my intention is to create a community around Baptiste Yoga and the methodology!”
I had no idea where to start, and then my friend from a Baptiste Yoga training asked, “Do you want to open a yoga studio together?” And I said, “YES!”
Doors just seemed to open. It continued to roll that way in magic and ease. We opened the studio’s physical doors on October 1st, 2013.
I had faith MPY was going to open. Along with trusting the process, I stayed rooted in my intention. With my drishti on creating community and sharing Baptiste Yoga, we found the perfect studio space in the North Loop! After being there for a year, it was clear that the space didn’t align with my original intention. I knew a shift needed to happen. I kept my heart open and declared what I wanted for my students to experience. I wanted better parking, showers, and a heated yoga room. We ended up moving to Uptown! When I made that shift, stayed true to my vision and intention, MPY is now thriving.
The power of intention and being determined to aim for a target and stay the course allows for magic to happen. Commitment and letting go is also needed when setting an intention. Commitment to stay with it and also detachment from how it all plays out or how it looks.
Intention helped me open this yoga studio and I am excited to see how else I can work with intention setting. It starts with creating an intention, sticking with it and returning back to it when things get unclear, messy or hard.
When I wake up in the morning, I write down my intention, meditate and go on with my day. At the end of the day, I reflect on my intention. I think about what happened and what didn’t happen. What have I experienced and what I can put my attention on? What I can take my attention off? What is needed to keep the energy clear and bright?
Today my intention is bold leadership. Being a stand to get things done, empowering others and creating an organized structure.
I invite you to set a daily intention and see how life unfolds and dreams come true! Make your magic happen.