Yoga has been an intricate part of my life for over 10 years. In what seems to feel like a short period of time, Yoga has altered my life in such a positive way and has become the foundation of my growth and my strength both on and off of the mat. In Yoga, I have found the peace, tranquility and appreciation for every rising sun and every moonlit night. I yearn to share my lessons of growth and healing with you.
My introduction to Yoga was met by a dear friend. I was hesitant at first; going into something unfamiliar to me. I didn’t know what to expect. However, that class was the start of something that would forever impact my life.
Over the next coming years, I struggled with fitting this newly found passion into my world. I had a great desire to teach and explore this gift with others. But the timing and shifts in my life seemed to always
get in the way. Slowly, my passion slipped to becoming a mere hobby.
As faith would have it, I would rediscover my love for Yoga in the most terrifying way. In the early months of 2015, while driving, I was struck in a multi-car collision which left me with four herniated discs, causing spinal cord compression and numbness to my left arm. The recovery from surgery was long and proved extremely challenging for me. I had to endure countless hours of physical therapy and the daily decision to work towards putting the accident behind me.
It was then, in one of the most difficult moments in my life, that I rediscovered the passion I once fell in love with. With Yoga, I found my physical and mental strength again. It was a dark time, but something deep inside kept pushing me to begin on a new path towards teaching.
I completed my 200 hour Hot Vinyasa Yoga certification at Yoga with Dawn Stidd of Peaceful Warrior on June 11, 2016. I am also a Usui Reiki Master and have studied under the leadership of Sharon Stamm Boder. I count myself blessed to be under the guidance of these teachings.
When thinking of my past struggles and my accident, I feel compelled to reach others that are facing similar trials. My hope is to help enlighten others through the healing benefits of Yoga, both on and off of the mat.
Thank you, for taking part in this journey with me. Namaste.