I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is June 26, 2012. From that day forward I started a journey of finding my higher power, clearing the wreckage of the past, healing myself, and learning how to be of service to others.
About two years ago I had found myself in a place where I was much better off compared to where I was . I was going to my meetings, communicating with my sponsor regularly, sponsoring other women, and going on commitments. I somehow found myself feeling stagnant.
Something was missing. I had worked so hard to get where I was but I wasn’t truly happy.
I started going to yoga classes and found myself excited again. Recovery is continuous work, and I was feeling stagnant and unhappy because I was staying still. I needed to continue to grow and yoga opened that door for me. I was going to classes and it was the only highlight of my life. Frustrated with my career, frustrated with my living situation, and frustrated with life in general. I had many goals but no clue which direction to go.
One day, a friend called, and asked me if I would be interested in teacher training. I hadn’t thought of it, I just thought yoga was something I did a few nights a week to relieve stress, I never imagined teaching it! I jumped at the opportunity, I thought this was the universe guiding me when I had been spinning my wheels trying to figure out which way to go.
Little did I know what a transformation I would go through.
During my teacher training at Whitman Wellness Center School of Yoga
- I learned new ideas about life.
- I deepened my practice and my own spirituality.
- I became excited to learn there were more ways for me to continue to grow.
- I found another set of tools for which to live by. It was like going through the 12 steps all over again on a deeper level
- I released my fears and took action.
- I left the job I was unhappy in, I moved, and I enrolled back in school.
My life has continued to unfold, I have continued to heal and grow so that I am present.
I want to open these doors for other people, sharing with others the opportunity to experience the freedom I have come to experience through the practice of yoga. I have started teaching so that I can share this with others, and starting soon I will be teaching at a women’s recovery center to give back what was so generously given to me.