Timea Chemez‘s authentic passion and dedication to living a positive life is contagious. She teaches with a themed focus on presence and synthesizing breath with movement to cultivate a deep connection between the mind, body and spirit. She is approachable, relatable, and connects easily with all walks of life. She is always striving to diversify her talents and break though her comfort zone by seeking innovative ways to learn from relationships and all life experiences. Meet her at Wanderlust Austin, Nov. 6-9!
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Wanderlust: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Timea Chemez: Well, I never truly want to grow up. I want to continue to adapt and evolve to be the best version of me. I used to get stuck in my own ideas and concepts of having to be at a certain place in my life by a certain year. Over the past few years I have had no choice but to let go of those ideas. I excitedly strapped myself on to ride the wave of life and embodied a new sense of curiosity. The tumbling, twisty winding journey has swept me ashore to a world I had never dreamed of. Having chosen to jump on board, I know now that the waves will continue to roll in. When I grow up my goal is to endure my inquisitive, thirsty nature about what’s to come and where I will end up.
WL: What did your child self want to be when you grew up?
TC: Lots of things! I wanted to be a veterinarian, horse trainer, teacher, and mother. I wanted to save all the animals and have a zoo.
WL: What is your favorite inspirational video?
WL: What is your biggest fear?
TC: My biggest fear is not being good enough. I am afraid of letting people down and I am my own worst critic. I often tell my students what I need to hear so that I can embody the practice myself, ‘you have everything you need, you are exactly where you need to be, and you are far greater than the space you occupy’.
WL: What do you love about what you do?
TC: I love that I am a part of a greater whole. I love that I can be a part of a shared space that is safe for people to break down barriers and blossom. My students are my inspiration and I am because they are. I love that my job requires me to be authentic, present, loving, vulnerable, open, and confident. Each and every day I wake up knowing I have to do the best I can with what I have and that is something I would not trade for the world.
WL: What challenges you about what you do?
TC: All of it! Teaching requires me to be vulnerable, open, honest, raw, and totally present. It is hard to be all of those things, all the time and I truly struggle with being vulnerable. I am so lucky to be challenged on a daily basis to embody what I teach others; to be open to and to experience each and every moment in the moment.