Trauma to Asana
Like many sensitive souls, I came from a traumatic childhood. One riddled with alcoholism, domestic violence, emotional/mental abuse, and narcissism in the family. I was the “black sheep” and felt misunderstood most of my life. To deal with this, I flung myself into workaholism in my twenties and developed my own drug addiction to escape the feelings of loneliness and sadness I felt deep inside. This nearly killed me and I continued to feel like a stranger in a strange land here on this planet.
My very first memory was of looking around the world and noticing something terribly amiss. Where was the love? The compassion? And, worse, the people around me seemed to be okay with what was clearly not okay. I was often told, “you can’t change the world,” and in my mind I heard, “we will see about that.” This website is my unique way of, as Gandhi said, “being the change I wish to see in the world”
When I discovered and dove into yoga, I found that it was truly the only thing in this world that really made sense. Everything else was so backwards to me, and the vast ocean of knowledge called yoga just made clear sense. I found myself healing not just in my somatic body, but in mind and spirit as well. I have gone through very difficult dark nights of the soul during my spiritual awakening and healing process. Yoga gave me my power back after I had felt so utterly powerless. It put me in direct touch with my Highest Self. It made those times bearable and gave me the tools to needed to prosper in the process. I hope that my delivery of yoga helps others who may be experiencing their own dark nights and difficult spiritual awakenings and healing processes.
I continue to learn and find myself amazed by yogic philosophy. I enjoy great pleasure in consistently expanding my asana practice. I am honored and humbled that I get to be a ‘yoga ambassador’ to my soul-students who gravitate to my unique delivery of it. It is my wish that they catch the passion for it I have, and that they allow themselves the freedom to grow and learn in their own journey with it.
In one of my trainings, I was asked what three things I want to see more of in my life. My answer was, and still is, freedom, peace, and healing. It is my mission to facilitate the bringing of more of these three things into the world through the power of yoga.
So much love dear ones, and Namaste!
"In one of my trainings, I was asked what three things I want to see more of in my life. My answer was, and still is,
freedom, peace and healing.
It is my mission to facilitate the bringing of more of these three things into the world through the power of yoga."