Calm, on a crescent moon.
Coming into this Yoga Teacher Training I did not know what to expect. I knew it would be hard work. I knew it would change my life. I knew it was bringing me closer to my future and by the time it was over I would understand why I had the pull to call that fateful day to sign up. In January, I did not know what it would bring. On the first day we had to write a word on a symbol – I chose ‘calm’ on a crescent moon. As this training comes to an end and I am starting to yet agai
Balancing Act. On our first day of yoga teacher training we were asked to write one word on a shape to be placed around the alter we made. This shape was to represent what we would want/outcomes from this training. Originally I went into teacher training to just explore myself, heal myself, and find more inner peace. So when I got this shape I originally wanted to write heal or peace… but something told me not to. My intuition told me to write balance; and I did. After lookin
My Odyssey to My Yoga Mat
Life is not always easy; many times we face obstacles that make it harder to achieve goals and to find ourselves. Throughout my life I struggled personally figuring out who I am and denied myself the truth. I knew since I was little I was different- that I am an empath, a healer, and a light worker. I knew I wanted to save the world and heal people. The thing is I was growing up in a time where I was not accepted for whom I was- and with that I began to have low self-esteem.
How my perception of yoga has changed
In my late teens, I thought yoga seemed “cool”. “Yogis” seemed to have style and character. I wanted to have what they had, but never seemed to enjoy the practice. In my 20’s, I revisited the idea of taking up yoga. Not only were these women stylish and cool, but I envied their bodies. In my 30’s, I still couldn’t find my practice, couldn’t quiet my mind. I began taking Pilates classes, working out with weights and doing cardio. In my 40’s, I found Yoga. I understood Yoga. I
Yoga, is my home
Born and raised on Long Island, NY I always felt that I never truly fit in, no matter how hard I tried. For starters, it didn't help that I was born with a hemangioma, (Blood Tumor) on the right side of my face. The tumor appeared to get smaller but I was just growing into the size of it. I eventually had the surgery to have it removed when I was 10 years old, which for me was the summer before 5th grade. The reason for the doctors waiting as long as they did was because we h