My journey into the world of Yoga and Meditation was a much needed one. I found Yoga over eight years ago through pure curiosity and looking for something to help me through stressful times. My reservations about yoga were all too present. What is all this heavy breathing and strange movement? Is this a joke? How could something as simple as sitting and observing your breath work wonders for so many people? My questions were always skeptical and doubtful. Until, I stepped my foot into a studio for the first time and felt the instructor look into my soul and smile. Her kind face, kind smile and the feeling that I was safe & positive environment is something I'll never forget. If that wasn't enough to be hooked already, I found myself more in my body than I had ever been. What is this feeling? I can almost feel the blood move through me and the breath is guiding my thoughts away from external sources and into me. Me. Why hello, me. Nice to finally meet you. I mean, me.
I have always been a more sensitive, "heart-on-her-sleeve" type a girl and things always affected me more than I thought they should. I never understood why I felt anxiety, pain, nervousness and worry from the unknown or fear of things I couldn't control. We all have our own tendencies and paths we have created that the world has helped shape. The hardest part of Yoga is looking inwards. Allowing yourself to become vulnerable and viewing this as growth. I had a difficult time working through my inner spider-webs, as I like to call them. Brushing the dust off the shelves of our unconscious and allowing it to become light and see light. Yoga was my path to becoming a more whole version of myself. It has shown me a more calm, caring path for myself. When I began caring for myself then I started to notice that I could give a little of this light away to other people who needed it. A friendly smile, a helping hand, whatever I could do. It was during this time I realized I wanted to make my way into the teachings of Yoga and Meditation to others.
I thought for ages about how I could break into the world of actually teaching this wonderful practice to others. I did A LOT of research and decided on learning from the Marianne Wells Yoga School in Cahuita, Costa Rica. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I learned a lot, made some good friends and fulfilled my dream of being able to teach others Yoga. Since then I have studied, practiced, teached, and still I remain a humble student. This year I have also completed my Reiki Master certification. Allowing my practice to deepen further with healing and love.
I hope that my own journey can allow me to help you through yours.
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:::Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu:::
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