Margo Champion – Quitting the Rat Race to Downward Dog


Once upon a time, Margo Champion did was she was “supposed” to do. She had a great, well-paying job in a corporate art department, yet she couldn’t help feeling like something was missing in her life. The self-described shy woman fell in love with yoga and decided to enroll in a yoga teacher training program, without any intention of ever leading a class. But something funny happened — as her personal fulfillment increased, she grew more confident.

She tells us how it led to her not only quitting her full-time “safe” job to open her own yoga studio, but it’s also led her to a dream career she never could have imagined — teaching yoga to children. She invites us into one of her classes, revealing how yoga not only gave her purpose, it is also dramatically changing the lives of her youngest students.

Growing Bolder is proud to present this story as part of our partnership with the Winter Park Health Foundation and its forthcoming Center for Health & Wellbeing, scheduled to open in late 2018. Together, we’re building the Wellbeing Network, an online, go-to resource for education, motivation, and real-life stories featuring the seven dimensions of wellbeing: those integral parts of our mind, body, and spirit that form the very essence of our wellbeing, and need life-long nurturing. The Wellbeing Network is a way for the community at large to access resources, education and information offered at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. 

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