When I decided to open a yoga studio, the idea was exciting and daunting — at the same time. I didn't have a degree in studio management, I was a relatively new yoga teacher and I hadn't even considered the fact that I didn't have a ton of time on my hands to make it all happen.
But what I did know is that it felt good. As in yoga when we bow our head to our heart, I surrendered my brain's "reasoning" to my heart's desire — and with the power of intention, I took one step at a time. (Many times through complete darkness!)
And look at what we've created today: A welcoming studio with a second location in Columbia Falls set to open on May 19th (606 Nucleus Ave.!) — both of which have changed, and will continue to change people's outlook on their physical fitness and body awareness, and empowering our community to live meditative, mindful and purposeful lives.
The outcome didn't happen as a result of me knowing a whole bunch of stuff about running a yoga studio. It happened because I set my intention and attention on it.
The fact is — and here's the big secret: No one really knows what they're doing.
In business... in life... probably in parenting, too (although my experience goes as far as a Weimaraner and a Border Collie Mix — so I'll leave it to you moms and dads to nod/shake your heads to this one). No one really knows what to expect or how to prepare for everything. Sure we gain useful experience with the first biz or the first dog. We learn from mistakes and listen to mentors. But at the start, we're just like everyone else who has ever fumbled through an obstacle. We have no clue what we're doing.
And that precious fact is what keeps me moving forward, pushing boundaries, taking risks, and pursuing every single passion and goal that my husband, Sean and I have in life.
If you're like me, and enjoy setting intentions for future goals (or perhaps you'd like to start!), join me at our Mala Making workshop on May 1st from 3:30-5:30! Commonly strung with 108 beads, Malas serve as meditative talismans with each bead representing a repetition of a mantra or intention. Making your own Mala infuses YOUR energy into the beads and encourages you to have a Mindful Experience in connection to the Power of Intention... we only have 15 spots available at the workshop, $45/person ($40 for YH Monthly Members!) covers all your beads and materials — first come first serve! (Can't make it on Sunday? Reply to this email to schedule a quick tutorial with me this week so you can still register and make your mala at home!)
Cheers to venturing into the unknown with intention,
Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Mollie is a cheesehead transplant to Northwest Montana, with degrees in Retail and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, she lives off the grid, half the year in a Tiny House & half the year in a yurt — both of which she and her husband, Sean, built by hand. Nonprofit Executive Director by day, Mollie also owns and teaches at Yoga Hive — a chain of community yoga studios in the valley.