My yoga journey started in 2017 at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville in Virginia. What started as a weekend retreat to escape the stressors of life, turned into a journey that has forever changed me...and continues to each day. I had no previous experience with yoga before going to Yogaville. The retreat turned out to be nothing I thought it was going to be but it was everything I needed. I learned about the Self and the little voice in our heads...you know, the one that has an opinion about everything and seems to never shut up. I also learned that asana practice was actually a very small part of yoga, however still very important.
As with everything in life, I started my yoga practice backwards. I started with the mind; most people start with the poses (asanas). This journey into the mind is what began my journey of Self-discovery. It was intriguing to learn how the mind works, as well as the science behind yoga and meditation. Two years later, I decided it was time to start my asana practice. So, I registered for a 200 RYT training. While difficult at times, this was one of the best things I could have ever done for myself. When you are willing to really get to know yourself, it is amazing the amount of garbage that comes to the surface. Most of which we have been carrying around for years, even decades. Yoga has given me the tools to handle the ups and downs of life. Although, I still forget to use them sometimes. I am forever grateful to be on this journey and look forward to seeing where it leads. Because that's what it's about, right...the journey, not the destination.
I surrender each day to the flow of life.