March 24 , 2017 / 6 minutes, 18 seconds


Author: Annette K. Scott


With the wave of reality tv 10 plus years ago, there seems to be more of a fascination and desire to “be famous” than ever before.  Yet, the avenue of which to get to the destination isn’t always well thought out or filled with a plethora of legitimate reasons.   

Even if you don’t watch reality tv or television at all, it’s impossible to come across conversations without knowledge of it.  The Kardashians being one of the more famous reality tv show families around.  This all began with Kris Jenner marrying an attorney Robert Kardashian and having kids with him.  A young Kris left high school and became a flight attendant, no education or money behind her, and met a man who had a solid education and career ahead of him.  They divorced 13 years into the marriage after having four children and Kris married who was then known as Bruce Jenner one month later.  Still no education or career behind her she bore two children with Bruce and as the children began to mature she put them in the spotlight.  Kim Kardashian first gained attention as Paris Hiltons best friend and from the sex tape that was leaked of she and her boyfriend.  She and the entire family went on to star in their reality show, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, in 2007.  They opened their personal lives to the world, exposing themselves.  They made becoming famous for doing virtually nothing an art, they weren’t making yoga beads.  Kim began making many public appearances, modeled, and developed some clothing and products.  The rest of the family followed suit making public appearances and attempting to use the fame as a launching pad.  They also were at the forefront of using social media as a tool for connection and promotion with fans.  Oftentimes they’re criticized for being “stupid” but make no mistake about the fact that the machine behind their business is far from dumb; although it may be tinged with fame seeking. 

All of this was during the onset of reality shows and competitions growing.  You could find some fame and glory for almost anything on television such as becoming pregnant as a teenager and competitions were at an all-time high.  You could compete to win the honor of best eater, singer, child beauty contestant, model, or simply for allowing your life to be exposed.  All supposedly leading to fame and fortune.  Television as we knew it still held some of the same tenets as talented actors and actresses were plodding away.  Famous ones often have harrowing stories about their rise to fame and/or the stage of fame.  Many haunting stories of child actors being exploited and being raped or molested on set.  A most recent one including everyone’s father figure Bill Cosby, shocked the nation.  As he continued to deny allegations, more arose. 

Concurrently during this time, social media hit an all-time high giving people a sense of importance in the world.  Seemingly untalented people had a far reach and the potential to be noticed for doing virtually nothing grew.  The saying “the grass is always greener on the other side” could be what fuels them as some of the same people who are vying for social media attention are plucked up for instant 5-minute stardom.  They are quickly hit with all the makings of fame; pressure to maintain an image, the lack of control over their image and privacy, the feeling of being used by fans and friends, and the pressure to maintain longevity in their “career”.  They are shocked at just how stressful it is, how little privacy they have, and how they’re suddenly surrounded by people who want to be next to their fame. 

Becoming famous for a genuine talent that you, your family, your friends can be proud of has existed for years.  If you have a talent or passion and this is your calling it’s most certainly something to put forth energy towards.  There are many hardships and tradeoffs for fame.  Yet, do you really want the legacy that you leave this world with being famous for a sex tape?  There are so many ways to grow and blossom in this life, so many ways to offer your talents to the world.  Get quiet with yourself, turn off the tv, turn off the noise from your friends and family, and connecting to your unique gifts will flow.

Written by Kristen Carla Blogger/Acupuncture Physician

Kodawari Studios 3965 S. Henderson Blvd, Suite C, Tampa, Fl 33629


Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions


You can sign up for classes online through our MindBody app (Kodawari Studios), through MindBody directly or in person in the studio. All classes will be shown online and any changes will appear on the weekly schedule.

If you book a class but don’t show up, you will not be charged.
If you have booked online, you need to be at the studio and check-in at least 10 minutes before the class starts. If you come as a drop-in yogi, you need to be here at least 10 min before to ensure your space and have time to check-in, take care of yourself and get your mat down.


We reserve the right to take photos in the studio and to share these photos on social media.


Conditions for Class Cards

Class Cards with 5, 10 and 20 classes expire after 1 year. There is a $50 reinstatement fee for expired classes.

The New Student BOGO offer is a one-time offer to new yogis and can only be bought one time. $20 and gets you two classes for the price of one.

The New Student 30-day Month Unlimited offer expires after 30 days. This is a one-time offer to new yogis and can only be bought one time. Purchases are binding. They can not be put on a friend’s profile or refunded.

Class cards can be shared between two people. An active credit card must be kept on file.
All class cards become active from your first booking, not the day of purchase.

Conditions for Auto-pay Memberships

Auto-pay memberships options give you a range of access to yoga practice on a monthly basis and offer you discounts on all services and non-food products. The membership can start on any day of the month. All memberships (with the exception of the 1-and-Done) require 30 days email notice to [email protected] to terminate. Auto-pay memberships are active from the day you buy it, not from the day you have your first booking!

On the day of purchase, you sign the contract for your preferred membership, associate an active credit card to your profile and pay for that 1 month of practice. Thereafter you pay each month the assigned price for your chosen membership. The money is automatically collected using your credit card. The automatic payments will continue until you cancel your membership.


It is possible to put your membership on hold 2 times per calendar year for a total of a 1 month period. You can do this via an email request to [email protected] or in person at the studio.

Please note: we do not keep your credit card info in our own database. Our payment provider keeps the info in their highly secure and certified systems.


Rules for Traveling Yogi 1 Week Pass
The Traveling Yogi Pass gives you unlimited access to yoga classes for 1 week (7 days). The 1 Week Pass can not be extended, put on hold and is personal. It can only be purchased 12 times in a calendar year and you must provide proof of out-of-state residency. The weekly pass is activated from the day, you make your first booking.

Conditions for Events
Event registration is personal and binding. You can sign up for workshops online or in the studio.

Should you be unable to participate in the workshop you have signed up for, send an email to [email protected] at least 48 hours before the workshop to get your money back minus 10% in administration fee.

We reserve the right to take photos and film during all events.

Conditions for Trainings
A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration to reserve your space.

The deposit may be paid online or in person with cash, check or credit card. Remaining cost may be paid in full or can be broken down into 4 payments and can be paid online, in person with check or credit card. Please make all checks out to Kodawari Studios.

*Full tuition must be received one full month prior to completion of your chosen program.

Cancelation Policy
Should you have to withdraw from the program before it begins, you’ll receive a refund, minus a $500 administrative fee, according to this schedule:

An applicant denied admission by the school is entitled to a full refund of all monies paid.

3 Day Cancellation: An applicant who submits written notice of cancellation within 3 business days of signing the enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies, less a $250 administrative fee, paid no later than 30 days after receiving the notice of cancellation. The 3 Day Cancellation Rule excludes, Saturday, Sunday and Federal and State holidays.
Other Cancellations:
An applicant who submits written notice of cancellation of the program more than 3 business days after signing an enrollment agreement and with a minimum of 24 hours prior to the start of the program is entitled to a refund of all monies paid less an administrative fee of $500.

If less than a 24 hour time period is given for cancellation, a 50% tuition fee will be imposed.
If canceling after program begins: full deposit and a $25-per-hour prorated fee for teaching hours received will be imposed.

Conditions for Gift Certificates

The Gift Certificate can be used to buy any and all products and services available at Kodawari Studios. The certificate expires 1 year from the day of purchase.
Terms for payments
Credit Card payments are charged the same business day. Credit card refunds take 5-7 business days. We accept cash, check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards.

We use a secure system for payment and all information including bank information will be encrypted.