Updated: Jan 29
When I started my yoga journey 2 and a half years ago I NEVER imagined how much my life would change. Since then I have moved to Nicaragua without knowing anyone and started up my own Gracious Living Yoga Nutrition Adventure Retreats in special unique spots around the country, educating and guiding people about the many levels of health (yoga, breathing, meditation, nutrition, connecting to nature, moving out of your comfort zone) so ultimately people can live the lives they were meant to live. Suddenly, over the last year I have also had numerous requests for me to travel to other countries teaching these things that I am so passionate about because they have changed my own life so drastically. I didn’t plan on any of this happening!
In the last 5 months I have travelled from Nicaragua, Bahamas, Toronto, St. Lucia, Toronto,
Empower yourself with knowledge and then make your choices based on self love and respect.
I am now moving onto month 6 of my 7 month teaching tour. It is so fitting that my last leg of the trip will find me travelling to Orlando, Florida to teach at a Cancer Recovery Centre for the next 7 weeks. Not only teaching people dealing with cancer or recovering from cancer, but also to the doctors and surgeons at the cancer facility.
Teaching people that we are indeed what we eat, that what we put in our mouths affects not only our bodies but our lives, relationships, future, and the environment.
Teaching people to move the body and train the mind using this beautiful FREE gift we have, THE BREATH.
Using the body, the mind, the breath, to find clarity, answers, and inspiration. To live an authentic life that has meaning.
I am so grateful, inspired, and humbled.
Thank you yoga for teaching me. For helping me to expand and release tension in my body. For showing me where I need to expand and release fear in my life. Thank you for making me to pack light, not just with my luggage (although I still struggle with that one, ha!) but also with the pains I have been carrying in my heart that have been weighing me down. Thank you for enlightening me about forgiveness not only towards others, but also towards myself. Thank you for helping me connect to my truth and my dreams, so I can live my best life possible. For illuminating where I need to heal so I can guide others to healing. For reminding me to open up my heart to all the love around me. Thank you for teaching me what I can change, and what I can’t change. Thank you yoga, for nudging me to embrace the flow of life and tap into the abundance the universe provides. Thank you for teaching me what is real and what is not real. Thank you for showing me time and time again that life is best in the present moment. When I am present, I am open to receive. When I am not present, I miss out on life’s opportunities and gifts. Thank you for reminding me that if a food, situation, or relationship, doesn’t nourish me, then I don’t want it. Thank you for making me realize that everything I have been seeking my entire life has always been right inside of me…I was just too blocked to see it. Thank you yoga, for helping me become more alive.
Nourishing my body and nourishing my soul so I can live a life of meaning. Knowing that I can control my future. Knowing that I can choose to suffer, or I can choose to be happy. No one is stopping me but myself.
Everything I am is a result of everything I think.
And as I move into the last month of a totally amazing (yet sometimes exhausting) 7 month Gracious Living Yoga & Nutrition tour about to embark on THE most important and meaningful job I have ever had (because my dad healed his cancer….read more HERE), I will continue to remind myself that we are all connected, we are all one, we are all united, we all feel the same things, we are all bald underneath our hair. With a smile on my face, I will continue to remind myself to breathe. When I breathe with awareness and grace, I am reminded what life is. When I breathe with awareness and grace, I open my heart. This is my yoga.