If you haven’t heard it through the grapevine yet, I’ve been scheming behind the scenes with my new partner in crime, Jess, (the genius mind behind BrandThyself.com) to create an entirely new collective offering for yoga teachers and other guides within this wellness and empowerment revolution. That offering is called Heart to Heart Collective, and quite frankly, it’s spiritually and emotionally trumping everything else I’ve got going on right now.
What IS Heart to Heart Collective, and why is it so important?
If you know Jess and me, the big-heart missions behind our separate brands, and the International reach we both have in the same unique niche, then you’ll also come to realize how ironic it is that we actually live in the same coastal town in South Carolina… and how powerful it is for us to join forces.
Our reason for coming together is to make an even stronger contribution than we can on our own, one that will help our fellow yoga teachers and holistic entrepreneurs step into their power and see themselves and their work in a very new light, with confidence and eyes wide open to the possibility of taking their career to a whole new level.
But here’s the kicker:
While that shift in and of itself is a game changer, embodying it in a way that is supportive of the studio(s) at which we teach and collaborative versus competitive with the other leaders in the community – THIS is where we often fall short in business. It’s a gap that is apparent right here in the yoga and empowerment industry, and one that we’ve had to face head on ourselves. An honest exploration of this gap, and a wholehearted attempt at reconciling it, is where the real promise of our collective offering lies.
We want to offer a conversation that directly addresses the core issues that seem to be holding the very best of us back.
And we aren’t just guessing on these issues – it’s as a result of working with thousands of other guides and teachers facing these issues that we now understand them, and that they are hard coded into our DNA as humans. Too many of us are still hanging out in the “I’m not enough” space, which is one of the unfortunate repercussions of competition AND a major factor in our inability to excel in our lives and careers.
As we engage in these conversations and get to know ourselves, our capacities, our own hearts, and our unique offerings in a much deeper and clearer way, perhaps we’ll be able to make a small dent in untangling this hard-coded mess. As we do, we’ll become stronger and more grounded people, leaders, co-creators, and co-participants of the collective community. That prospect lights us up because, to us, ultimately it’s ALL about community.
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
For the launch of our show, there was no doubt in our minds who we wanted to have as our guest. Elena Brower elegantly embodies this rare capacity for graceful and generous collaboration while still standing in her own power and brilliance. On that note, click the video below to watch the candid conversation now and be a fly on the wall as we pick her brain and explore her heart on everything from the mission that drives her forward, to how she seems to always know exactly what every student most needs to hear, to the simple tools and rituals she uses daily to “tell on herself”, get grounded, and move from fierce to tender in lightning speed.
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From my heart to yours,