Yoga has been in and out of my life for the last 10 years. Sometimes I was practicing 3 times a week, and others not at all.
It wasn’t until the last 3 years that I began to really explore the option of becoming a yoga instructor, and becoming a mother played a pivotal part in my yoga journey.
12 months after the birth of our daughter, Raven, I started down the path to become a Certified Yoga Instructor. (And, boy, I have not looked back!)
When you do any type of teacher training, you have the opportunity to learn so much about yourself. I have always said that even if I didn’t become an instructor that the knowledge, perseverance, and breakthroughs were worth every second of the experience.
But, as life unfolded, those very things lead me to create a life where I am teaching yoga weekly. I now get to share my love and passion with my students too- something that at times I often thought would never be possible. I developed belief in myself, and surrounded myself with people who support me , love me. From this space I continue to learn just how much the sky is the limit to any dream. I’m still racing towards that beautiful blue today.
I practiced and taught yoga through my entire pregnancy with our youngest daughter, Rio. This was a huge turning point for me. After not dealing with unhealed emotional issues, and with the birth of our first daughter (a not so pleasant C-Section birth), we feared having another one with our second daughter, All I wanted and craved for was a “natural birth”.
I found the space in our second pregnancy to really look at the unhealed emotions that were coming up and began my healing by incorporating daily yoga into my life and setting positive affirmations for our pregnancy and birth.
Nine months later I naturally gave birth to our daughter Rio. I fully give credit to my amazing support team, but also to myself and my dedication to yoga and looking deeper within; taking time out to just breathe and move freely and to let go of the things that held me back.
Discovering my love and passion for yoga has helped me through both these tough and really great moments, all of them life changing. I suffered from depression, unhealed emotions from my childhood and the later effects of this in my life. My yoga practice has been that one thing that is consistent and where I can truly let go, feel free, laugh, cry, and also to be at peace within myself.
I now take huge pride in sharing my story, and yoga practice. It is such an honour, and I am deeply grateful for those who share the creative space with me. Space to create new beginnings and new futures as we learn from the past and allow ourselves to find peace in our present moments.
We are all a “work in progress”.
Honour your scars, wounds, hurt and emotions but also honour those blissful happy moments that keep each one of us going through this crazy, wild ride we call life.
Live your life to the fullest and embrace your life with passion.
Create a life you love, from the inside out.
One breath at a time.