Graduation Day

We did it! Nine of the most amazing women and I have completed our 10 month, 200 hour journey to become yoga teachers.

I remember back to when I made the decision to become a yoga teacher. It was on a cruise with my mom and best friend and we had a horrible yoga instructor on the ship. It was almost as if we weren’t there, and she was put out by having to teach a class at 7 am. That day my course was set (and it didn’t hurt that the leggings I had bought from my friend and later mentor, Mandy, were so comfortable I didn’t ever want to take them off!)

I could not have taken on this amazing quest alone, so here come the thank you’s.

First of all to Les – not only did I spend Valentine’s Day weekend with all my new friends at teacher training, but he’s the one who has, without complaint, taken over everything I’ve let slack on yoga weekends (cleaning, the horses, cooking, you get the idea).

Next my family – I missed out on Mother’s Day since I was also with all of my new friends at teacher training. I am also missing out on my nephew’s birthday in Asheville today due to graduation.

My friends – thank you so much for your support and rescheduling your lives when you tried to include me for things and I’d respond “Sorry, it’s yoga weekend.” That is why I know I can call you ‘friend’.

Lastly, thank you Mandy. You have talked my off the ledge more times than I can count since you knew exactly what I was going through, but also understood the end of the 10-month tunnel. I also can’t thank you enough for having faith in my from the beginning to tell me that I would have a place teaching in your studio – and meaning it!

I have so enjoyed this part of my journey, which I know is only the beginning! Namaste!


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About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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1 Response to Graduation Day

  1. Anna Hamel says:


    Have a great day! Anna


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