The Great Escape

12 years ago I graduated from the University of Cape Town, with a degree in Finance + Economics. I left South Africa and headed for the US with $500, a suitcase of clothes and what I now realize, was a whole bunch of chutzpah. Looking back, the most surprising thing is that I wasn't MORE terrified. Somehow, leaving was far less scary than staying. 

The choice felt obvious,
There was no choice. 

The inner call had spoken and there was nothing I could do but follow it's lead.


Anxiety 

The chutzpah paid off... that is, until I lost it. Great job, good life and yet, the clothes didn't seem to fit?!

I tried on gratitude for all my fortunes. I pushed through work that didn't light me up. I paid all my bills. I bought rocking shoes  and yet, it definitely felt like something was missing... I had an inkling, but fear made me look the other way. Then one day,

anxiety + insomnia came knocking. 

It was brutal. I would wake up in the middle of the night and feel like I was going to die. I cried in the bathrooms at work. Prayer became an all day practice.  I meditated more times than I ate, searching for a way out.  


The Journey Inward

 

For the first time ever, I had to look deep inside, bathe in the utter discomfort of everything and ask...

What am I meant for? What is this life about? 

Yoga + Meditation saved my life. The study of A Course in Miracles led me to my truth + everyday since then has become a practice in listening to my inner guidance, calming my mind + trusting.

We've all had that calling to go inward, to follow our hearts.  Sometimes it's a whisper, sometimes it's an avalanche.  And at times it feels like the risks are too high to follow that call.

THe TRUTH IS, That
THERE'S NO WAY TO ESCAPE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF.


 

I am

A Yoga + Meditation Teacher, Ordained Minister + Marketing Strategist to Heart Centered Entrepreneurs. 

I know that everything is bullshit unless you listen to your inner GPS, calling, whisper, gut (whatever you want to call it!) and by doing so, you can actually create a life that speaks to you wholeheartedly.

My work is to help others connect to that inner call, to thrive in that call + to be wildly successful in the work + life that they were meant for. 

Now that I've introduced myself, I'd love to get to know you a bit better. Send me a note, comment on my blog + lets connect on Facebook

Still interested in knowing me a little better? Check out "My Alternative" Resume Below. 

 

My Alternative Resume

  • Business School Grad & World Traveler
  • 10 years experience Climbing the Corporate Ladder (and going a little crazy!) 
  • Meditation Teacher:
    • Student of Meditation for 5+ Years guided by an eclectic array of spiritual teachers including Swami’s and Medical Intuitives
    • Trained in Inner Wisdom Counseling to help you Access your Inner Guidance
    • Facilitator of 8 Week Spiritual Awakening Course created by Pathways of Light 
  • Ordained Minister:
    • Certified by Pathways of Light to facilitate courses based on A Course in Miracles in groups or 1/1 coaching. 
  • Yoga Teacher:
    • 200+ Hours of Yoga Teacher Training
    • SmartFLOW Working with Beginners + All Level Classes - Annie Carpenter
    • SmartFLOW Advanced Intensive Training - Annie Carpenter
    • The Yoga of Breath- Richard Rosen
    • SmartFLOW Inversions Immersion - Annie Carpenter
    • SmartFLOW The Practice of Joy/ Mudita - Annie Carpenter + Trudy Goodman