I stumbled into a yoga class at Crunch Gym about 17 years ago and was certain it wasn’t going to burn enough calories to be worthwhile. Holy smokes did it catch my attention… or lack there of…Yoga introduced me to a part of myself that I had not yet met. To this day I love it for its tough love. It asks me to show up and be accountable for what I am creating both on and off my mat.
What did you think yoga was before you tried?
To be pants down honest, I thought yoga was for people who didn’t really want to work out… my world was all about punishment and “nothing’s ever enough” back then. Mostly because in no way did I believe that I was enough. Little by little yoga has shown me how empowering it is to nurture instead of condemn.
Yoga has revealed to me that there is incredible strength in surrender. It has taught me to be flexible, a little bit in my muscles but even more so in my mind.
How do you define a “yoga body?”
A yoga body is one that understands it’s a unique instrument in a universal orchestra. It is one that celebrates exactly where and what it is right now. It recognizes vulnerability as opportunity and honors foundation as stability.
My body has put up with a lot from me. It is a yoga body because it has allowed me to move to a place where I truly embrace that it’s less about standing on my head and more about landing on my feet.
How do you identify as being Audacious?
Yoga helped me to move from “what will people think” to “what do I want my life to look like.” When we stop doing things for appearance and start to tap into the deep well of who we really are we become courageous and audacious. It means being authentic. It requires a commitment to going beneath the surface and taking a look around. It’s not always cute and it means we wobble and fall but it also means we won’t look back and wish we’d been bold enough to try.