Be Like a Butterfly~ Becoming Who You Are

becoming a butterfly

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”                                                                                                                                                 ~Maya Angelou

Spring is a time of change and this week in my yoga classes, the children explored the life cycle of a butterfly.  I began by reading them a Butterfly poem.  Then we acted out how the little caterpillar grows inside its chrysalis and undergoes its transformation to become a beautiful butterfly.  We sang their favorite Butterfly song and then played a butterfly game with feathers.   The children paired up and one child would throw the feather gently in the air while the other tried to catch it carefully in the palm of their hand. They all enjoyed finding creative ways (like blowing on it) to pass the feather.

A butterfly symbolizes transformation and freedom. It represents hope for the future and stepping into a new life.  

Sometimes I forget how much I have grown and what I needed to let go of to have the life I have now.  As I continue to evolve into the woman I was meant to be, I am shedding old beliefs that no longer serve me, that have kept me from being “fully me”.  Every day, I take more risks, I become more comfortable in my own skin and I love who I am a little bit more.


I teach yoga because I want all children to experience the freedom of the butterfly~ where they are  not afraid to be who they are and to reach for their dreams.

Like a butterfly, we are always changing…until one day we emerge from our cocoon, spread our wings and FLY!