“YOGA TEACHES US TO CURE WHAT NEED NOT BE ENDURED
AND ENDURE WHAT CANNOT BE CURED.”
~ B.K.S. IYENGAR
I was introduced to yoga when both my body and my mind had had enough. I was terribly depressed and almost as if I had ingested the emotion, my body reacted by shutting down. My loss of appetite led to the inability to eat at all and I found myself weak and bedridden. I felt it in my core that I had to make a decision. So I gathered all of my strength. I began to move in ways my body called me to move. I then realized what I was doing; My body called me to do yoga.
Six years later, I have three yoga certificates and am a certified health professional totaling over 1,000 hours of study. After staying at the Sivananda Ashram in upstate New York, I knew I wanted to learn more about yoga and other forms of holistic health as well as how a simple exercise could bring me such calmness and even contentment. Years of college psychology courses, textbooks, and overanalyzing myself had proved futile in comparison to my yoga practice. I was amazed at how my mental and physical health affected and relied on one another so strongly. Through yoga, I became clear. Focused. I accomplished more. And I became a better friend.
I am a strong believer that those who are healers once needed healing themselves in order to understand (on some level) the challenges others face when making a lifestyle change. That is why the sessions I lead, whether a yoga class or private session, Reiki or women's circles, are filled with empathy, compassion, and support for growth.
Your potential is endless.