~ My Yoga Journey~
Upon reflection I recognize that yoga has always been in me. For as long as I can think back I have been longing for a life lived with right action, discipline, higher consciousness and ultimately inner peace. I never had a name for it, I only knew that I had to put into action choices and decisions that were innately and organically whole and I would be heading in the right direction. I grasped at solutions without understanding what I needed to do to acquire stillness, mindfulness and liberation.
So I began to run…literally....I thought I could wear myself out and slow down the thoughts…it helped to a certain extent to quiet the mind but it didn't fill up my soul. Over those running years I was not mindful, my egoic competitiveness ruled my thoughts and I ended up hurting my body physically. New Year's Day 2011 was when I first stepped into a Bikram Yoga class...it was time for a change. Bikram appealed to my competitive hard-core athlete side...I had a ways to go spiritually.
It was amazing how quickly I began to cultivate self love even without a spiritual component in the Bikram yoga room. The yoga itself is the connection to spirit and the momentum was exponential. I was voraciously reading every spiritual book I could get my hands on. I changed my diet and became vegan and my heart just kept opening more and more. I let go of caffeine and alcohol and I took a Transcendental Meditation course. I began meditating twice a day and became more grounded while connecting to my higher self.
Then life threw me a curve ball… my husband Adam was diagnosed with fourth stage melanoma and was gravely ill. In hindsight, was the Universe preparing me so that I could be completely present and available to Adam in every way? I don't have to think for a moment on that question…the answer is yes! I not only was completely present and available but I was able to consciously help him transition to the other side. I'm not sure I can even begin to measure the blessings that were bestowed on me to be able to do that. Throughout it all I kept my heart wide-open and kept proclaiming that to the Universe. I would literally ask to receive everything I need so that I could implement my highest self for the highest good.
After Adam passed I knew that this journey I was on wasn't supposed to end there. It came to me in meditation that I should go for a yoga teacher training…I was Divinely led to the Sanctuary at Two Rivers.
Adam and I had gotten married in Costa Rica and it felt like an homage to him to do my training there. When I went to the website I was smitten with the vegan gluten-free meals, the deep connection to nature and the beautiful message that Liz and Naga conveyed so beautifully about their teacher training. And in perfect synchronicity the dates of the teacher training would take me right up to the very day Adam died one year before. It was as if the Universe moved mountains to give me those three weeks of perfect healing in the jungle. The Divine timing connecting me to this exact group of courageous goddess sisters in a gentle, safe and loving environment. The potent prana, the healing rituals, mantra and meditation and the generous heart, mind and soul of Liz Lindh, empowered me with the tools to bring this life-changing yoga to others…to fulfill my destiny and a passion that was burning inside.
I'm orchestrating, creating and manifesting the things that matter most. I'm on an eternal journey as a student to raise my consciousness and live in the highest good. I am cleaning out all the things that don't serve me or my growth and making room for endless expansion.
To heal deeply rooted samskara's, to make such a profound shift and manifest my soul's purpose so that my children and the next seven generations to come will collectively ascend... I am truly humbled and filled with gratitude and love.