I had no idea what to anticipate when I walked into my first yoga class. My mom, who has always been an inspiration to me, encouraged me to come try a class with her while she was completing her teacher training, and little did I know that I would be going through a similar teacher training experience several years later. But, at the ripe age of 10 years old, yoga was not my thing. However, as time went on, I came to enjoy it as an exercise and then as part of my daily routine, developing a passion and love for it.
Now being in high school, I utilize yoga as an escape. Having the ability to walk away from my life and onto a mat almost every day allows me to explore various elements of myself. Yoga is not only a release for all of life’s social and academic stressors and anxieties, but it’s also a way for my mind, body, and soul to explore. Whether I’m physically pushing myself into a difficult pose or simply taking the time to meditate, I can learn new things. Yoga is a journey, and I enjoy that element of it. There is no finish line. I can always set new goals for myself, and I can choose how I want to approach my practice every single day. I am beyond grateful to be welcomed into such a loving community that is the Yonder Yoga family, and I look forward to flowing and flourishing our practices together.