The Transition from Rider to Instructor

Smirtika’s Story 

Posted on: 15 May 2023

The transition from rider to instructor marks a historic moment in my life. Chakra has been my bubble, my safe space, for almost two years. I was in awe of what Chakra offers from day 1 - the facility, the coaches, the community, the music, and most importantly, the energy. I’ve been through a lot in the past few years - grief, sadness, and loneliness. Every time I went for a Chakra class, I realised that I was able to channel those “negative” emotions into something positive. To put it simply, I felt like I was enough. 

Why did I become an instructor? I never thought that a physical experience could transform my life. But Chakra did. I felt the change, I saw the change, and that made me want others to feel what I was feeling. Funnily enough, my role as an instructor was finalised on Holi, the festival of colours, and thinking of this brings a smile to my face because when I’m on the podium, I feel like a living, breathing rainbow. I feel like I have every single colour inside of me, and I can feel those colours itching to jump out, itching to help brighten the lives of my riders.

As a rider, I learned how to channel my emotions. As an instructor, I built upon that skill and now have so much love, so much positivity, and so much energy to share. I learned that by filling my cup, I can help others fill theirs too.

This has been a healing journey for me, and I now truly believe that the right energy, combined with love, can move mountains, can break walls, can open doors of opportunity. Even therapy couldn’t get me to where I am today. Chakra has helped me train my mind, the greatest muscle of all, and that has been life-changing. When I’m on the bike, I can shut out the noise, I can use the music to channel my emotions, and I become a better version of myself. Chakra is my bubble, Chakra is my magic box.