"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self"
After I had my 3rd child, I suffered from postpartum depression. To help combat the anxiety and depression I was feeling, I ran 4-6 miles a day and regularly met with a trainer. My body had changed, I was uncomfortable in my own skin, and wasn’t seeing any of the emotional or physical results I was searching for. In addition to that, I was actually suffering from hip and joint pain related to running and weightlifting. I was disappointed and depressed.
So, when a close friend asked me to join her at a yoga class, I rolled my eyes and thought, "yeah, I guess I’ll take a stretchy class." Little did I know, that class would change my life. Immediately after, I made it to my mat four days a week. My body changed dramatically; I lost a remarkable amount of inches, and gained strength I didn’t even know I had. My body was back, and even better, my emotional well-being was thriving. Yoga saved me in so many ways. It taught me the tools to be a better, more patient person. Using my breathing techniques and making it to my mat daily help keep my depression under control.
After practicing yoga for a few years I decided to become an instructor and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I graduated in August 2015 and started teaching out of a studio in my home the following month. Soon classes were doubling and tripling in size and I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I opened the studio in its current space in September 2017.
I am living my dream every time I lead a class. After each session, I spend a few minutes giving gratitude and feeling honored by everyone who has crossed my path. I want all people to have the tools I’ve found in yoga.
Often, the universe says "Prepare yourself; I’m about to take you to another level in life" and that is the truth in my journey. Namaste!