I am humbled beyond words to have received this certification. It has been years in the making. This is a true calling from the deepest place in my heart ~ to share this practice and this journey with others.
I don't take it lightly when someone puts their trust with me and it is my mission every day and in every minute I spend with others to assist them in their journey of healing.
I spoke today as I do often about the healing benefits of yoga to a room full of cancer survivors and we talked about the difference of "healing" verses "curing". Webster's says healing is "becoming whole" and curing is "the absence of disease". Our bodies are designed to be self-healing. Yoga supports this in subtle ways and at levels below understanding." Yoga helps me every day to become more "whole" ~ mind, body, and spirit and I want to share that message with others. I am called to share that message.
From my first class I started a journey inward that is still happening today and everyday. I started a journey of "healing". I am so grateful to those who have been my teachers and have walked with me, created space for me, and allowed me to grow into that space. It is my deepest desire to do the same for others.
Yoga is a way of living, a science, a practice of moving inward, of breathing, of moving our physical bodies, and of clearing or chatty minds so that we can be more present in the moment ~ the only place there really is.
There are so many others who have taught me so much and impacted how I teach and have assisted and supported me in amazing ways in my journey so far. I am so deeply grateful for each and every one and for all that is to come on this journey of life. What I know for sure is that we are stronger together than we are apart. We are all interconnected and yoga helps us to see this, to find compassion for ourselves and for others. It's a day to day, moment to moment journey. Thank you for sharing it with me! ❤️ International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)