Charlotte Kilbourn

    I received my 200 hour from Konalani Yoga Ashram in 2012, but I took a hiatus from teaching because it terrified me so much. I thought I had to be perfect, and it took me a long time to realize that people appreciate real far more than they want perfect. So when Carly opened Thunderbolt in late 2014, I was still scared to teach, but I took the plunge and did it anyways. Along that path, acro yoga and the opportunity to teach it sort of fell into my lap. It was a nice complement to the independent and serious side of yoga. Now I love to incorporate some of that playful and light-hearted energy to my yoga teaching as well. I try not to take life too seriously. For anyone, it doesn’t take a far search to find a source of frustration or disappointment; so I try to notice and illuminate the little things that bring joy and a sense of humor to my life. I think that’s why acro makes me so happy. It brings out my inner child, it reminds me to laugh at myself, and it teaches me that falling and failing are all part of the process. And it has tapped me into a community of people who are just as crazy and filled with child-like mischief as I am. I hope to always be a student, to always be learning, and to never fully grow up.

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