Yoga was originally a supplement to my running. I sought it out as a way to be nimble and quick. It didn’t take long for me to realize that it would completely change my life. I began practicing at a local gym and would look up yoga videos with some challenging poses and my love for the practice continued to grow. Soon I began leading classes at the gym and loved the opportunity to try out new sequences and asanas with the students, but didn’t know too much about the origins or philosophies or breathe attached to the practice.
In 2015 I decided to take my teaching to the next level and signed up for my 200-hour teaching program. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. I had to explore myself in a way I was unprepared to. I searched my soul for a purpose, for meaning. I searched my body for opening and possibility. There were a lot of tears as I made my way through that journey but a lot of smiles and laughs as well. I would do it again in a heartbeat to learn how much more I can grow!
I am an open and honest person. My yoga practice has gotten me through 6 miscarries and a brain surgery within the past two years. It has helped with healing and recovery. I believe we all have a path that we are journeying down. Someday we will know why we have faced the challenges and the opportunities that have been in front of us but in those moments, sometimes the only thing that can help us through is remembering to breathe. Hold on to that breath for strength. Hold on to that breath for a purpose. Hold on to that breath to continue moving forward.
I so look forward to engaging students and getting an opportunity to be on their path with them, alongside them, as partners of a greater community.
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