Julie Pilat hosts a series of conversations with inspiring, understated, change makers of the world who have influenced, inspired, or changed a life.
Andrea Marcum definitely changed my life - in more ways than one.
On this episode of The Idea Fountain: Life Changing conversations we catch up on her book Close to Om.
I didn’t do yoga before I moved to LA. For a long time I thought yoga was just a trendy LA thing. I didn’t realize it was the only workout that, when finished, that gave me MORE energy than before I started.
This isn’t an episode on Yoga.
It’s not an episode on meditation or OMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMs that people often chant at the beginning or end of class. It’s about a person who, through her craft and coaching, has made me digest life at a different speed.
Andrea’s yoga classes are known as some of the toughest in town….. In her class - I learned to allow myself to take breaks so I wouldn’t burn out or give up. I carried that lesson with me over to work and my career.
Even this year, Andrea led me to a huge break through!!!! When her book came out - There’s a picture of me doing yoga in it - does that make me a yoga model?!! Felicia at LA YOGA magazine asked me to write a review of her book. It was my first ever book review? Does that make me a writer? AND THEN as a contributor, in the magazine, I was featured with tips on healthy life hacks….. Does that make me a health EXPERT?!
I mean - I’m sure I’ve taken 1000 yoga classes. I’ve built and orchestrated summers of community yoga on the beach radio promotions! I’ve traveled the world doing yoga. However, I still can’t do a handstand and don’t wear LuLu Lemon.
Who’s keeping the scorecard? At what point do I win?
I just AM…. I AM….. Now.