Aloha and welcome! I can't possibly begin to explain my excitement for the fact that your eyes are reading my words RIGHT NOW! That's nuts! And I love it. So thank you. Thank you for tagging along on my weird crazy random journey of growth through awkwardness and trying new things. It means the world to me. so without futher ado...
Who is "ilikethewind"? Oh what I funny question I've been asking myself recently during the creation of this site. I wanted my web page to be an accurate representation of, not only of the person I am, but the person I am striving to be each and every day. Alan Watts has this great video where he talks about accepting that you do not fully know everything about anything, especially yourself, and that is when you know yourself (among other things) the most. This process has been a lot of learning about myself and a lot of unlearning about myself. If that makes sense. I know our tiny island of O'ahu is pretty small, but my instagram page has grown to the point that I've had more than a few stranger-people call out to me in public, "Hey, ilikethewind!". Silly, I know. But it's been happening. I think social media can be completly detrimental to our real social lives, it can hold us back and insert false realities into our minds. BUT- I think social media can be a weapon of mass-connection as well. I think it can help us grow, it can help us love people we would have never otherwise loved, it can help us learn, it can show us differnt worldly views and life practices different from our own, the list of pros is endless! Social media is a double edged sword. My mission is to use the better side.
I have been wanting to build my own site for quite some time now, long before my instagram page became >very slightly< noteworthy. I first contemplated my own website when I was in my Yoga Teacher Training at the age of 17. We learned about the business of yoga, about marketing ourselves, but also about holding the intergrity of our practice and yoga itself. It's a fine line to walk- the business of yoga. Originally it was never meant to be a business at all, it was something for everyone- and it still is, however, teachers gotta eat! (; For this reason I decided to take it slow my first three years of teaching. I have taught at mutiple studios, taught many private lessons, taught several private events/mini festivals- but most importanly I'm still learning. That's why I didn't want to rush into the business end of yoga, I wanted to gain personal experience as a teacher, and grow myself deeper as a practitioner. I see so many people that dive into business right after their teacher training, I wish I could give them a hug and let them know its okay to try slowing it down. If you don't there's a super heavy chance that the business end will become the most important part of your practice- and again, that's not what yoga is supposed to be about. Yoga should not be stress related. Sometimes you really just need to let yourself be. Your time will come. Mine is starting to.
After teaching for three years, I think it's finally my time to expand my client base just a bit more, even if I don't make a dime. My goal is to begin to reach more people in the hopes of sharing the joys and benefits of a yogic lifestyle. Whether I be your teacher or just the person who plants the seed- I want to tell as many people as I can about the good word of yoga, just because it is simply that good and deserves to be shared. That is what yoga is really about, not your bank account balance. So here is this page, ilikethewind. A platform for me to share my passion for wellness and movement. I'm so happy you could join!
So, here is some backstory> If you're visiting this page from my IG, you might have a bit of an idea about me. If not, well lets just dive in for everyone's sake- and clear up a few ilikethewind mysteries! My name is Brooklynn Bosworth, I am orginally from the beautiful state of Utah. This is where I fell in love with the vast diversity of our Mama Earth and began my yoga practice. Highly influced by Utah's stunning nature, my practice has always strongly correlated with my passion for being outside. I enjoy weaving bits of information and love about the nature around me into each and every class I teach. I am currently residing on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, and have been for two years. Drawing aspects of Hawaiian creation stories, culture, and nature into my classes here have helped me cultivate such a deep love for our chain of islands, I can't imagine ever calling anywhere else homebase. However, the travel bug is strong and I hope to bounce around our globe as much as I can- as long as my plane ticket home always says HNL. I completed my Teacher Training at the age of 17 under a Yoga Alliance certified yoga school and teacher trainer. I am primarily trained in Primary Series Ashtanga, this is where I began teaching. I have also been trained in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin. These are the four branches of yoga I enjoy teaching most. I hope to learn more and deepen my certifications in time to encompass other branches of this vastly diverse practice we call yoga. I have been trained in yoga principle and tradition, in history, in sequencing, in asana, in pranayama, in anatomy, in meditation, and in so much more... However I understand that each lifestyle, each body is different, therefore I am able to craft movement specifically designed for your body type. Personalization is always key because everyone is so beautifully different.
Aside from yoga, my life has the pleasure of revolving around some other awesome things. I'm very passionate about the earth, so free diving and hiking are two of my favorite hobbies. I always like a good challenge, so you can usually find me on my slackline, training my balance and focus (this goes hand in hand with yoga)! I love to cook. I am attending the University of Hawaii as a fine art student, painting/drawing. I like to smile a lot, I love to be happy, I'm a really good bad dancer, and most importanly, I like the wind.
Thanks for checking out the start of something that may eventually be pretty great! For now, you can check back here for updates on all things; the life I lead. I might share some helpful tips, give an insider view to an amazing hike or dive, break down some FAQs I get in my yoga classes, or just plain empty my brain here! It truly does mean the world to me that I have your support, or at least your interest! Mahalo and Namaste, from this little yogi in the Pacific to you.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!