Today we’d like to introduce you to Callie Snyder.
Hi Callie, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I was working in traditional corporate America in sales and marketing position, and in 2013 I started to develop a serious personal yoga practice, discovering aspects of me that were previously dormant, it triggered a yearning that got me seeking a way out of complacency. I started reading everything about spiritual growth, yoga philosophy, personal development, chakra healing, Ayurveda, yoga therapy, nutrition, wellness, and in October of 2014, my husband and I both took our initial 200 hour teacher training on the Big Island of HA. We were immersed within a tribe of other “seekers” for 21 days. It was truly the best thing we ever did personally, and as a couple. By 2016 I had taken several more training and workshops to follow my passion – and by June 2016, I decided to leave my corporate lifestyle and started teaching as much as I could – in studios, on the beach, at client’s homes.
It was absolutely scary and exciting, but also finally feeling so in alignment, I learned to trust myself – and I kept working and growing personally and professionally. I am a huge believer in continuing education and being a forever student. My path evolved and led me to working with Trauma and 12 step yoga. I have been working in treatment centers for four years now. ( I am a Y12SR teacher certified teacher, The yoga for Recovery) Being a part of another person’s evolution is an honor and being of service in my heart. I also teach and offer yoga therapy and meditation in small private groups or one on one to mentor others looking for something more in their own lives. Folks dealing with a limiting belief, depression, anxiety, stress. I believe Personal Coaching is so vital to our journeys. I have invested in myself by way of hiring my own coach/mentors. Humans grow and evolve keep best with a guide and strong community.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
We have to learn to embrace what I refer to as “the suck” feeling. Without our struggles, we can’t shift or see where we lack. One of my major obstacles was I felt I was “too old” to restart. I was 43 when I made the shift. I thought it was way easier to stick with the 9-5 – but only easier in the sense that it didn’t require me to grow or be challenged – but for sure NOT easier as I felt empty inside. The struggles I had were from fear and from feeling worried about what others would think. The fear was not real and the best way to get out of that space is to get into purposeful action daily. Staying intentional and giving yourself grace are key!
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I love working with clients as a mindset mentor and spiritual guide – yoga is a vehicle for that. My gift is the ability to help free others from the past and to show them how to cast the vision for their own future, using the tools and gifts of yoga therapy, and meditation techniques. Those gifts absolutely changed my entire life and how I live it – we all deserve to live the best version of our life as WE see it. I am merely the tour guide to help navigate that with you. I love hosting events, called “Goddess Gatherings” about three times a year – we come together to meditate, vision cast, reiki heal, chant. Each ceremony has a different focus or agenda, depending on who is attending.
What were you like growing up?
I was outgoing, talkative, and high energy, much like I am now. Back then, it got me into some trouble. It was un-managed and I was often reckless, I lacked focus, I did not know what I wanted to do with my life. Even with my rebellious nature – I never lacked work ethic or passion for connecting deeply with others. I begged my parents to let me get a job at 15 years old. I wanted to feel independent and free. I recall the very first time I rode a dirt bike I felt a freedom like I had always yearned, that exhilarating body rush. Looking back I believe those years on the bikes allowed me to feel brave and it’s meditative actually. As a seeker of adventures in life, that was a great catalyst. It’s ironic how what was once seen as a problem as a youth (being rebellious, fearless and outgoing) is now my greatest asset. Our lives is our message to the world. Namaste.
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