I was skeptic walking into my first yoga class at 18 years old. I wasn’t a tofu eating, hemp-wearing, new generation hippie that I thought most yoga enthusiasts to be. After my first class, I was hooked. Seeing people of every size, shape and color made me realize that this was one physical activity that had no pre-existing standards of who you are, where your physical limitations are, aren’t or why you are even walking into that class. Yoga was something that I could control and was fully up to me and my body. My mat was my space to work out any anger, hurt or pain; physical or emotional.
My practice continued through college and into my adult life. Yoga has now become an activity that I can now enjoy with my 4 year old son and two year old daughter. I know, that no matter how my day has gone, I can always accomplish something on my mat. I feel the stress and the haphazardness of life seeping out of me. I am allowed and encouraged to think about me and my well-being. I focus on how to be a better wife, a better mom, and better Sara. I want to be the healthiest, physically, emotionally, and spiritually that I can be.
This motivated me to do my 200 hour teacher training with CorePower Yoga which I completed in December 2015. I am so looking forward to completing my 500 hour teacher training in the summer of 2016 and bring such a healing and wholesome practice to others.