Beauty & the Beat

Just Show Up

BY: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: August 17, 2017 IN: Yoga

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I graduate from my Yoga Teacher Training this weekend and, oh what a journey it has been!

For the past 8 months, I’ve experienced doubt, fear, transcendental elation, confidence x 1000, oh-my-gosh-I’m-doing it moments and so much more! It has been quite the emotional rollercoaster, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.   

Two years ago, I never would’ve thought I’d be transitioning from being a perpetual “future yogi” (according to my Instagram bio) to not only falling in love with the practice but also accomplishing the goal of finishing my 200 hour yoga teacher training.

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Times like this lead to reflection.

I think about the times when I was intimidated by the powerful practices of yogis that I admired. Or times when I saw certain postures and thought “I could never do that.” (Guys, I’m doing them!!!)  

I also remember walking through the doors of the Lotus Pond yoga studio for my first weekend of yoga teacher training and feeling underprepared and subpar compared to my peers. I even considered quitting.

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Through all of the negative thoughts and doubt… I kept practicing and I kept showing up. This experience has taught me the power of shedding ego and being present. Sometimes, showing up is all that we can do and all that we need to do when defacing our doubts.

Of course, I didn’t make it through this experience alone. My tribe is the real MVP. Thanks to all of my followers, family and friends who have cheered me on along the way. Thanks for motivating me to show up!

I’m beyond thankful and elated to move into this next chapter of my yoga experience. Although, I will be certified to teach, I will forever be a student of this life-changing practice. the Beat Yoga adventured.

Namaste,



I'm Margo, the fashion-and-beauty-loving creator of this site.After five years of working as a freelance journalist covering beauty, style and entertainment, I decided to create a space where I could share my musings and expertise with others, so... Beauty & The Beat was born!


8 Comments on → Just Show Up

  1. Ada Beauty
    August 18, 2017 at 8:32 am (1 month ago)

    Congrats Margo! I’m learning to maintain a positive attitude when faced with challenges so this is truly inspiring.

    • Beauty & the Beat Blog
      August 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm (4 weeks ago)

      So glad you were inspired by this, Ada! I hope you keep pursuing your goals despite perceived challenges. You’ve got this!

    • Beauty & the Beat Blog
      August 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Thanks so much, Surya. I’m so humbled by this accomplishment and can’t wait for what’s next!

  2. Tre
    August 21, 2017 at 12:46 pm (4 weeks ago)

    CONGRATS!!!!!

    • Beauty & the Beat Blog
      August 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you, Tre!

  3. Jenny
    September 12, 2017 at 11:56 pm (1 week ago)

    You go girl. I knew you could do it! Proud of you.

    • Beauty & the Beat Blog
      September 13, 2017 at 5:20 pm (7 days ago)

      Thanks, Jenny! I’m so excited for the next chapter!