ENROLL WITH JOY
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
They are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less.
I’m a Malaysian born Chinese who came to Canada to study in my early 20’s and eventually became a proud Canadian!
I have walked the path of a stressful work life that had caused various health issues physically, mentally and emotionally. I was once all too familiar with the stress associated with climbing the corporate ladder when I was working in IT sales and management with constant travel around the world for over a decade. It was hard and dark dealing with people at work and at home. I was burnout and found myself having no real purpose in life. I credited my heart-breaking divorce to the unstable state of my mental and emotional wellbeing.
As I switched career, I stumbled upon a yoga business. Being one of the co-owners of a hot yoga studio “forced” me into learning yoga. Otherwise, how could I possibly talk about yoga without the “walk”? The studio was sold four years later and by that time I was very much intrigued by this ancient life philosophy. So I decided to deepen my knowledge by completing my Yoga Teacher Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
I have been practicing yoga since 2007 and teaching since 2012.
I was introduced to Ayurveda because it incorporates at every step lessons from the spiritual sister sciences of yoga and Vedanta as Dr. Vasant Lad eloquently said: “Yoga and Ayurveda are two sides of the same coin. One is incomplete without the other.”
I answered my deep calling in 2016 and began my studies of Ayurveda. These practical and powerful wisdom from Yoga and Ayurveda suddenly brought a very profound realization on how I am able to control my inner state of mind and stay calm regardless of what happens around me. The unexpected bonus is that I lost weight that I never thought was possible as I entered my mid-life. I contributed this new “me” to Ayurveda which has set a solid foundation for me to evolve to the next level.
Today I strive for a joyful, simple and authentic life. Has it always been easy? Hell no! I was a different person back in my younger years in the corporate world. I was tensed, competitive, bitchy, arrogant and most of all, highly stressed.
If I had the Ayurveda daily habits established then during the peak of my career, I could only imagine a much more rewarding corporate career. Striking a balance between work and life wasn’t a skill I had then!
Being who I am today didn’t happen overnight. There have been a lot of detours due to information overload or simply the wrong information. Challenges were everywhere as I learnt how to be true to myself and it still is today. By taking the small continuous improvement and stay true to my desired outcome, I’m transforming from living to thriving.
Why the Logo? You Ask
When I decided to jump in with both feet in my yoga health coaching venture, I wanted a logo that reflects who I am, what I do and why I do it.
I went through lots of ideas and designs with the ultimate Google research assistant. Then it hit me one day, they were not my ideas nor designs and they couldn’t possibly represent me in the most authentic way.
So instead of looking out for the right logo, I started to look within for inspiration.
Butterfly is a symbol of transformation
Butterflies go through different life cycles known as metamorphosis, from egg, caterpillar, pupa and finally emerging as a beautiful butterfly. Don’t we all go through different stages of life to transform? Don’t we all have the potential like the pupa to evolve into a butterfly that allows our inner beauty and light to shine through?
Can you feel the ripples?
I am constantly working on up-leveling my health - physical, emotional, mental and energy wise - because it is my responsibility to have a vibrant health so that I can have a joyful and purposeful life. I am not always right and I don’t claim to be an expert. However; I have come a long way to fully embrace my flaws and beauty to find joy.
I want to be fully alive in all dimensions of life. It is my sheer self-respect that empowers me to change, to take action, to follow through, to live responsively and responsibly. I simply want to share my experience, knowledge, insights and wisdom that comes with age 🙂 with those who resonate with me.
I am truly passionate about what I do. I believe all of us have the potential to be healthy, joyful and responsible. If we share what we know and learn from each other, we can co-create a supportive community with the like-minded people who want to look good, feel great and be joyful.
If we do this, we will live a happier life and happy people attract those who want to be happy. Happy people who live responsibly will help raise human consciousness.
The community dynamic has proven to be seven times more powerful than a solo effort in making changes. If this contagious ripple effect is continuous, imagine how our lives may change being surrounded by responsible people living a conscious life.
[Incidentally, I learned after I designed my logo that Butterfly Effect is the concept that small causes can have large effects. How appropriate!]
Are you evolving? Care to join me for a ride?