"I felt safe and allowed my heart to open to receive."
I attended Yoga with a Twist at Brave Girls Symposium guided by Kolleen. It was a heart opening experience! She held this outdoor space sacred and you feel it the moment you walked through the gate. I felt invited to "just BE" with her loving glance, even thought I'm a beginner yogi and a little self conscious in the yoga world. I felt safe and allowed my heart to open to receive (something that has been difficult for me lately). I had a cleansing release. I felt embarrassed by the tears streaming down my face but there was that loving "just BE" glance from Kolleen. The beautiful moments shared with the other women were magical. It's like Kolleen knew exactly what our hearts needed that day. At the end, she invited us to randomly pick a piece of paper. Mine said, "Your Teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself." This is exactly the experience she created ... she opened the door for me. And I entered. I am so grateful for this experience.
"She taught us to listen to what our bodies are telling us."
When I had the privilege to take a class from Kolleen I was very anxious about my body. And while my anxiety bubbled up and out I felt safe in the space Kolleen created for our group. She was gentle in her instruction as there were many new to yoga or simply new to moving through the emotions in a physical manner. She taught us to listen to what our bodies are telling us. She created a sacred space that I wish I could always live in. I know with further instruction and practice with Kolleen I could learn how to live freely in that space. She truly brings the love and the light and is a joy to be around.
“It was there on my mat (quilt) that the clarity I was seeking came.”
Kolleen's class at Life Restoration camp of BGC was both soul restorative and opened the door to new growth & opportunities. We gathered in a circle on the grass, under the sun to practice some yin yoga (my favorite!). I'd come to the retreat seeking clarity for some projects I'd considered taking on. We'd done soul searching writing but the clarity hadn't come yet. As we centered our bodies and our souls on the earth under the blue sky, Kolleen invited us to connect with our souls and to make a decision - just one decision- something we could decided right then & there. That invitation coupled with the preparatory work and the yoga practice she led us in were a turning point for me. It was there on my mat (quilt) that the clarity I was seeking came. I was ableto decide on the course of my next life pursuit. Once that single decision was made, everything was lighter and the self doubt I had about my choice easily fell away. Even as the doubts of my brain would come up they seemed to roll off like water on a duck's back. Kolleen's spirit, teaching and connection have given me the gift of clairty and hope. I highly recommend you take any class or attend any retreat she's a part of.