...I guess I could go to a yoga class...
“Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees”
It was twelve years ago that I found yoga, or should I say, yoga found me. At the time, I was working over forty hours at a busy primary care health office, where everyday seemed like a Monday. My home life wasn't much calmer; two busy teenagers and a husband who had his own agenda.
I found a yoga class that would work for my schedule, and each Friday evening, I would find peace on a 72”x 24” rectangular mat. During the first year of yoga, I would not allow myself to talk. I needed to be on that mat, for my mental health. I craved the solitude, and came to honor this hour. A few years later, my physical body showed up to class and I started to benefit from the poses.
In the last five years, I started to live my life “off the mat”; started to have my own personal practice, mediate at home, and live a more conscientious life toward myself and the outside world. I had reached a full mind-body experience.
In the last three years, I have been on the path to live a more authentic life. It was my desire to live a simpler, more meaningful life, with less fake smiles and with genuine gratitude for each day.
In 2014, I enrolled in a Yoga Teacher Training, not to be a yoga teacher, but as a way for me to deepen my own passion and knowledge of yoga philosophy. As graduation came near, I knew that I needed to share this amazing practice with others. I wanted to be a yoga advocate. I wanted to reach out and educate people, and share with them that yoga is for all bodies.
So, here I am, teaching yoga and spreading the word on self-care, present moment awareness and the importance of exhaling. My yoga classes invite students to quiet the mind, strengthen the body and honor the breath.
Yoga is the journey of the self, throughout the self, to the self.- The Bhagavad Gita