Hey yoga fam.
I’ve got a brand new (and final) video to share with you.
In this video, I’m going to reveal the behind the scenes of my life and business, why I’m stepping back, and the future plans I have for you, me and this yoga family.
Now you might prefer reading over watching, so if that’s you, below is an overview of what I cover in the video.
First, life updates!
You may or may not know this about me, but 3 years ago my husband and I quit our corporate careers, sold everything, and set out to sail around the world together.
We started our journey in Antigua, sailed around the Caribbean, went through the Panama Canal, stopped in the Galapagos Islands, crossed the Pacific Ocean, worked our way through South Pacific Islands like Nuku Hiva & Bora Bora, and finally made our way to New Zealand.
All the while we’ve been growing our online yoga studio (the Body Mind Soul Studio), leading international yoga retreats, and creating free classes for the YouTube yoga community.
Back in December (2019) we returned to the states with plans to visit for the holidays, spend time with family and friends, and return a few short months later to NZ to begin our sailing journey again.
Then, COVID happened! 😷
The NZ borders shut, we cancelled several sold out yoga retreats, had to find a place to live, furnish what we thought would be a temporary apartment lease, bought a “temporary” vehicle, went on a five week road trip to make up for lost travels…
All the while thinking we’d get back to our floating home and adventurous lifestyle come 2021.
Well, as we all know, things haven’t changed for the better (yet).
COVID is still very much here and the NZ borders are still very much closed, meaning we can’t get back to our floating home.
So we’ve had some painful reckoning to do, and have decided to list the boat for sale and end our sailing around the world journey (for now).
The entire process, giving up a dream and lifestyle, has been saddening, maddening, regretful, and also relieving.
My husband has already gone back to work with his previous employer, we’re now saving up to buy a home, start a family, and begin a whole new chapter here in the St. Petersburg, Florida (where we originally lived and where my two sisters now live).
That’s the personal backstory, but what about professionally?
That’s the second topic I want to cover with you here.
You also may or may not know this, but I’ve been off social media (aka Instagram) for the entire year.
Bonkers, I know, but also so good for the soul 🙅🏼♀️📲❤️
I originally intended for this hiatus to be only 30 days while attending a second 200 HR YTT and leading a retreat, but as the reality of COVID settled in, I realized just how fucked my mindset had been, and how ridiculously messy my business was (and still is).
I felt like quitting everything I had created.
I wanted to walk away from our online yoga studio that serves hundreds of women, the transformative retreats we lead, the YouTube channel, and the empowering multiple six figure business I built (which freed me from the cubicle years ago).
But instead of quitting, I chose to rest, take a step back, go into hiding so I could start healing, and rebuild everything.
Throughout this year of healing, we’ve been able to hire a business mentor, brand strategist, and a web designer to help us make sense of this incredible community here, the work we do together, and how I can best serve and support you moving forward.
Support beyond any single yoga pose or surface-level promises like losing weight, blasting fat or toning your abs.
All things I truthfully give two fucks about if we’re being honest here.
What I care more about is off the mat transformation and you being able to confidently lead a wholesome, fulfilling life by leveraging a holistic yoga practice.
So, why the heck am I quitting YouTube then? 🤷🏼♀️
Well like I said before, we’re rebuilding everything over here.
We’ve gutted the infrastructure, gotten clear on my secret sauce as a female leader, and the next step is to create content that aligns with this.
In order to do that, I need a few months to awaken foundations, plant seeds and do the work so I can show up stronger, braver and more courageous for you and this community.
Now I already have some soul stirring ideas for what’s happening next here, and just to give you a hint…
While there will still be on the mat yoga, the majority of content and conversations will be centered around creating off the mat transformation.
If this type of work interests you, be sure to sign up for the BMS Studio waitlist, the doors open twice a year and this is where I can best serve you.
Now I’ll still be popping into your inbox every week, but instead of sharing new videos, I’ll be reviving the archives, asking for your feedback, and generally beginning this shift to serving you off the mat and in your daily life.
See you in your inbox and back here soon!
PS – Don’t forget my 240 videos on YouTube that can support you! Dive into the archives to find what you need and continue your body, mind, soul journey.
Hey! I’m Allie.
I’m a self-growth student, freedom-seeker, yoga teacher and the founder of a tight-knit online yoga community: the Body Mind Soul Studio. I’m here to teach you how to transform your life on-and-off-the-mat with a holistic yoga practice.
I wanna learn it all!
The Yoga Reset Guide is my FREE 7-step journey to deepen your practice and recenter your body, mind and soul. Self-paced, no equipment necessary, perfect for beginners AND veteran yogis.