I have always enjoyed yoga since introduced to it through treatment I received for Anorexia Nervosa. That was over 5 years ago, and today I include yoga in my everyday lifestyle. I started yoga to help improve my body image, find balance in my everyday life, and to connect/listen to my body.
Since being in recovery for 5 years, yoga has helped me overcome multiple relapses in my difficult journey. I am now stronger than ever and yoga has been a HUGE factor. It has helped me learn to trust and listen to my body once again and has made my life less stressful. On my mat I feel safe and it’s my happy place. It’s an outlet I go to let all my worries fade away and focus on connecting to my body.
When I step onto my mat, I leave all my thoughts, feelings and allow my mind to go blank. My mat once again is my safe, happy place, so I only allow positive thoughts/energy while I am on it. No judgments or rules, just grace and compassion towards myself. When I step on my mat my mindset whether I am alone or teaching a class, is to be present, be compassionate to myself/others, and to focus on moving with intention/ meaning with the breath.
• The most rewarding part of being a yoga teacher is the honor of being able to give compassion to my students and to let them know that they are loved and belong in this world. They deserve to live a life stress-free and deserve to take time for self-care. Also while teaching my classes, the students trust me to guide them in their individual yoga journey every class, which I am blessed to be able to be a part of. That trust and encouragement I give and take in from my students is an honor