One of my favourite things to teach are retreats. My last retreat in Goa last month was no exception. To be with a group so compassionate that they left their jobs, families and lives behind to take care of the wellbeing of themselves as well as make a change to all those charities was a real treat!
This group was particularly special to me as they had an incredible ability to support one another on this journey that we took together. They all cared for each other so deeply as though they had known each other for years. They asked one another for advice and insight as we sat around our dining table and it was so heart warming to hear everyone share their life experiences.
And one of the main things I love about retreats is the opportunity to learn everyone's story. I love learning how they all have different stories, how they have achieved different goals and have endured different difficulties. Everyone has looked at something in a way I have not before. Everyone is able to offer wisdom and insight.
I am consistently amazed and humbled by the people that walk through Namaste's door. Every day I am in awe of how they have an incredible ability to turn adversity into lessons, challenges into resilience and grief into community.
Teaching for the past seven years has taught me not to make any assumptions about my students. Wisdom can come from the youngest, strength from the sickest and softness from the hardest. Yet I know that all yet there is one thing that is true to all of them: they are all special. Every. Single. One.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for making it possible for me to wake up each day and do the one job that I love more than all others. Thank you!
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Weam is the founder of Namaste. She had started a very deep and intense spiritual journey at a young age having refused to continue to suffer with the common challenges of her generation: depression, anxiety and being lost. She insisted that there must be more to life than the constant rat race she was in