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How a Small, Unexpected Moment Inspired a Big Idea

How a Small, Unexpected Moment Inspired a Big Idea

Sometimes in life the most unexpected moment, the smallest gesture, can give birth to something big. It was one such exchange on a yoga mat that inspired the creation of our tiny LeafLet Notes.

As a teacher and student of yoga for over 16 years, I am forever honored to witness and experience the amazing transformations that can happen during the practice of yoga. For those of us who have opened ourselves up to the practice, our yoga mats have become a safe and sacred space where we can take off our masks, drop our defenses, and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. This act of letting go, although challenging at times, can change our perspective and bring clarity to our lives. 

Sha's Journey Behind the Making of the Chakra Journals - Part 1

Sha's Journey Behind the Making of the Chakra Journals - Part 1

Like any journey one takes in life, the path is riddled with highs and lows, challenges and triumphs. These opposing forces can really put you in a tailspin if you let them. But if you allow yourself to slow down long enough to read the signs, you might just learn something new about yourself along the way.
 
The first sign I saw along my journey came in the form of a creative pause. As a designer and artist, being in a state of “nothingness” does not sit well with me. While my creativity has to be on point every day, there’s no room for down time. But little did I know how much this creative pause would end up shaping the path I was on.

Kathy's Journey Behind the Making of the Chakra Journals - Part 2

Kathy's Journey Behind the Making of the Chakra Journals - Part 2

I’ll begin my story with how Shá and I met, since she is the reason I was given this opportunity to collaborate on the Chakra Journals and spread my fragile wings and take flight.

I met Shá about 12 years ago when she started attending my yoga classes. As a student, she was, and continues to be, focused and impeccably precise, dedicated and loyal to this amazing philosophy of life we call yoga. Shá soon attended teacher training, and like I, fell even deeper for the mystery of the yoga practice. We have been connected in friendship ever since. Bonded by this powerful pull of our energies, channeled ever more deeply into the soul and essence of yoga.