I must be ready because the master or masters keep appearing. I have not always been present nor aware of this but in hind sight I see clearly this has indeed been the case, starting back to my teens when my sisters boyfriend taught me essentially the beginning of weight lifting or bodybuilding and continues to present day.
This concept of course works both ways, with people coming to learn from me, but what they may or may not realize is that I learn as much or more from them than maybe they do from me. I love 'clients' because they are such great teachers.
As I continue to delve deeper into study and practice I find that opportunities are abound and boundless. People keep opening doors to amazing teachers, masters, styles, concepts, methods, etc.
Currently I have the pleasure of studying under a few such people and there are a few on the horizon I am and will be intersecting with and of course those that I am currently unaware of who also will cross paths with me.
For me as a teacher, a trainer, a coach, an educator I find that the strength of my practice, my curious nature to learn the essence of various forms related to what I am doing are key! I find that the better and more I am a student and the deeper my practice of what I am studying the more I offer to those whom I encounter as their master, sensei, guru, teacher, coach, trainer, etc...whatever you want to call me or it.
For example, I am looking deeper into various forms of yoga such as Shadow Yoga, Iyengar, YogicArts (Duncan Wong), and even Vinyasa (especially since this is what I am teaching) and then examining through practice and play how it all integrates and then of course sharing this with others....AWESOME
Then there is the martial arts as I have begun my practice and study of Aikido and now I am being presented with a future opportunity to study Qi Gong with a master through another Master I know. Then taking Shadow Yoga and YogicArts and Budokon which are both styles that incorporate various aspects of Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts into a yoga practice (this is cool that people already are exploring this integrative model.
To take things even deeper I am learning how all the energy and synergy of all these modalities incorporate with Kettlebells and even the powerlifts. I am beginning to explore the human movement potential on levels beyond the eye and words into the depths of energetics and beyond. All these modalities and these masters/teachers are opening doors to another realm of movement and depth that truly is unleashing human potential
The Lab, where we are constantly exploring Human Potential...it continues to evolve, it is only the beginning