Beyond Mindfulness Journal – Week 0

Aug 13, 2021

The following is the first installment in a weekly series of reflections from one of our learners in the Beyond Mindfulness program. Each week, Noopur will recap her personal experience to give insight into her journey towards a more aware and intentional life. If you’re ready to start your journey in mindfulness, please get in touch. We’re here to help.

Hi there! If you clicked on this post I am guessing something about Beyond Mindfulness sparked your interest. Something sparked my interest too…

A Little Bit About Me

My name is Noopur Nautiyal and I work at Coacharya as a Content Manager. While I have always wondered about the answers to questions like “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?”, I am still fairly new to this journey of getting to know myself. A fast-paced life and burnout caused me to pause and ask myself questions that I was running away from. Thankfully, I have been lucky enough to find therapeutic spaces. When I joined Coacharya, there were two major driving factors for me: one, the amazing people that surround me, and two, the learning I receive by reading up about coaching-related topics. They help me reflect and understand myself and grow as a person every day.

Why Beyond Mindfulness?

When I first heard about a new program – Beyond Mindfulness – I remember how my ears perked up! I went to the website to read about it and made a mental note to myself that I will do this program the next time it happens. You see, between a full-time job, an internship, and all the assignment submissions for a Diploma program, I was kind of sure I will not be able to do justice to Beyond Mindfulness right now, even though ‘right now’ is when I need it the most. The program offers an understanding of what mindfulness means, to help one connect better with their body, mind, and emotions, and weekly reflections that can help us understand ourselves better. At a time when I am juggling a few things and I find myself feeling overwhelmed and anxious, this program felt like the exact grounding space I needed. And Tracy Brown is such a wonderful human being, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from her. So a last-minute decision and a belief that I need to be here made me join and become a part of the first cohort for this program.

Appreciating Tracy

I remember I first saw Tracy while watching her webinar on Self-care. And I instantly felt a connection with her. Partly because she is such a kind and warm person. Anyone can feel that, even if they don’t know her. The other reason why I felt a connection with her back then was because her journey to awareness and well-being was very similar to mine. In the coming months, I did get to interact with her and learn from her, but only fleetingly. So I really look forward to this opportunity to actually sit and listen to Tracy talk about something she holds so dear to her heart. I know it is going to be a great learning experience for me and everyone who is joining the program.

Hopes and Intentions From the Program

I wish I could give a singular intention about what I want from this program. I can tell you this much – I am going in with an open mind and hoping that whatever I really need will be given to me. My intentions are to take back new tools for self-care, a better understanding of myself, and more compassion for myself that comes through when I interact with others. (I hope I am not being too greedy here!)

I am really excited about the class and can’t stop thinking about what the next six weeks are going to be like. I hope that I get to meet some wonderful people and have conversations that help me grow. I don’t know if I will be a changed person at the end of six weeks, but I am definitely ready for some deep work and hopefully will know a bit more about myself by the end of this journey.

Signing off for now!

See you next week 🙂

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Noopur Nautiyal
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Noopur is the Content Manager at Coacharya. She manages the content published across various platforms.

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