From the Owner and Director of The Yoga Stand:
The first time I landed on a yoga mat I was a junior in college. You’re never too young, right? It was love at first pose. When I graduated from college I moved on to the high-pressure world of finance and investments and after a few moves and a promotion or two landed in Fort Worth, Texas. I was searching for my yoga home and ran across Indigo Yoga and a teacher named Brooke Hamblet. This is where I realized yoga was more than just me on my mat, it was sharing my passion and knowledge with the world. I began my training in Baptiste yoga, attending Levels 1, 2 and 3 and becoming a certified Baptiste instructor. Now this is where things get really good…
Teaching brought a new sense of purpose to my life and to my practice. When I see a student accomplish a pose that’s been challenging them for the first time, I feel like I’ve accomplished it with them. I love seeing and sharing the raw beauty of yoga — the sweat, tears, anger, joy and even despair. My student’s faces tell the story of their journey at that moment, that day or this lifetime. I gently reach out to steady someone in a twist and as they relax and sink deeper into the pose, I instantly feel connected and alive. It’s an intensity of feeling. I love to see them experience the joy of a handstand breakthrough and then watch them let the tears stream in half-pigeon. I love that teaching the students to let go of ego and take child’s pose when they need to is sometimes the hardest part of the lesson. As a teacher I accept my students with all their insecurities and this allows me to accept myself. Teaching is a higher purpose. It’s servant leadership at its best.
I want to help anyone who wants to travel a path of growth and experience the unlimited possibilities as they achieve those goals. I want to bring the same training and experiences I’ve had to the dedicated students I know are searching for an outlet to inspire a higher purpose in their life. Teacher training is not just about how to teach yoga. Teacher training is about connection, leadership, service and communication. It WILL change your life.
Haley Bevers • Owner and Director of The Yoga Stand