by Kara-Leah Grant
OK, that headline is somewhat sensationalist – not because it’s untrue. It is true. Between Hariata starting yoga and now, she’s lost four dress sizes. But because it’s not really the most important thing about Hariata’s yoga journey. It’s just the easiest to capture in a short headline.
What is the most important aspect of Hariata’s yoga journey?
Difficult to encapsulate, but watch her on video, and you’ll see it. She’s an absolute delight. There’s a joy about her and a lightness of being.
Now that could have been there before she started practicing, but from the way Hariata shares her story, I suspect yoga has brought her joy and lightness of being to the surface.
I’ve known Hariata for awhile, as we moved in similar Wellington yoga circles, but it wasn’t until I overheard her giggling about the start of her yoga journey at a 6:30am Haven (fire ceremony) on Oriental Parade that I thought, I have to interview her!
And I’m so glad I did. Often the images we see of people practicing yoga can be demographically narrow in all kinds of ways. Hariata busts through those stereotypes and proves you’re never too old, or too inflexible to start practicing yoga.
Enjoy Hariata’s interview (about 11 minutes long).
Hariata Hema is a life and business coach with qualifications in law, NLP and energy healing.
She has been a Human Resources manager, Disputes Tribunal referee and management consultant, and is a trainer, trainer of trainers and group facilitator.
She travels overseas every year to ensure she is using cutting edge technology as a coach and trainer, and she loves to inspire people to be the best they can be.
She is a member of a Lumerian choir gathering in Hawaii to tone sacred tones on 21.12.12 and she is also currently learning Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance!
If you’d like to get in touch with Hariata, you can send her an email.