Physically I have gained so much awareness and control over my body. I have improved or healed so many of my chronic injuries. Yoga improved my climbing, surfing and all my other activities, I am fitter, stronger, more flexible and more functional than I have ever been. For those reasons alone I would continue to practice but that was just the start of it.
Yoga has long been known to have mental and emotional benefits and as I continued to practice I found myself maintaining the calm I found on my mat through the rest of my day. Yoga taught me to be comfortably uncomfortable, both physically and emotionally. It has taught me compassion and forgiveness for myself and that not only is it ok to be kind to yourself, it is important
With each new lesson I felt more strongly that my teachers were talking directly to me and I have certainly experienced a big mental shift.
It was scary, I’m not going to lie, I’ve never started a business before. I had doubts about myself as a yogi, and as a yoga teacher but I have never been happier.
I feel so privileged to teach yoga and hopefully I’m helping others find their own yoga journey and effect positive change in their lives as much as I have in mine.