This week we were very happy to interview the beautiful soul that is Libby Wever, perhaps more commonly known as the glowing, glamorous grandmother and yogini, Yogiglamma. We met Libby through the gorgeous Michelle Merrifield when we first began our THP journey, and we continue to feel her beautiful presence at our events. Libby has called Michelle’s Essence of Living studio a second home for the past 10 years and continues to practice yoga and meditation daily.
Here, Libby talks about how pursuing her passion has been the driving force in becoming a better version of herself, and offers advice on how we can all get on the path of the life we wish to live.
What is your story?
Movement has always been a part of my daily routine, from running competitively at school to teaching horse riding in pony camp. In my late teens, I started jazz ballet as my daily routine for 11 years, then I fell in love with martial arts and gained my brown belt in karate, as well as dabbled in kickboxing, but started to get hurt, and older and wiser!
I moved to the Gold Coast with my husband and daughter 11 years ago and gained my Certificate 111 and 1V in fitness, and enjoyed aqua aerobics and deep water running so much that I started teaching at Miami Pool for a number of years.
How did you find yoga?
Driving to work one morning I noticed the “Essence of Living” sign, so started practising Pilates, which has now been a part of my life for the last 10 years. I then started yoga three and a half years ago and fell in love with it, so I decided to do my teacher training in both yoga and Pilates with Michelle Merrifield.
What is your passion (if not yoga)?
I am passionate about my family and yoga. Yoga has changed my life by helping me to find out more about how to manage it. This awareness provides the means to live a more conscious lifestyle and focus on what matters most.
How important is pursuing the path of your passion?
In pursuing my passion I have become more grounded, more content, and it is the driving force of becoming a better version of myself, which brings a powerful force of accomplishing whatever I set my mind to, keeping me filled with meaning and happiness.
What advice can you give to others not living the life they truly wish to live?
Following your passion doesn’t necessarily mean starting over or doing anything radical. Just start with what you have, and begin to listen to your heart, being grateful for what you have, but also being willing to take the steps to achieve your happiness.
What is your favourite quote or mantra?
One of my favourite quotes is from Chanel:
“Dress every day as though you are going to meet the person of your dreams!”
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