Wonderful class! I loved the balance of yin and yang and was fully whole body relaxed at the end in Sivasana. Thank you! I’ll be back for this one!
I spent many years of her life reacting to life. Waiting for someone to save her, someone to hand her a road map and say “here, I did all the work for you, just follow this and you will live joyfully”
I grew up with severe anxiety, not realising what it was and thought that the way she reacted to life through anger, through the need to control, and being terrified most of the time was normal.
However, I also have a strong, independent, courageous, brave and focused side. Fast forward to when she turned 18, she decided to move to Germany to peruse her dream of working with horses. After 5 years in the industry, travelling the world and carrying around a deep sense of inner failure, indecisiveness and fear, I finally cracked under the pressure I’d created.
I developed an Eating Disorder as a coping mechanism to feel safe, in control and ease my anxiety. So also began the inner work. I didn’t want to live my life terrified of it, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I wanted to recover so I was going to recover. My recovery taught me to unlearn everything I thought I knew about life, It taught me that even though I had completely fallen apart and was scattered in pieces, I had the power, the strength and the capability to put myself back together the way I wanted to be.
Through my recovery, I decided to start yoga, I had never been to a class before, I didn’t even know what it was about. I had no idea what I was in for… My first 3 classes I cried, a lot actually, my body was hurting, my heart was broken and my mind was a mess. I was healing, I was falling in love with life again.
Through my practice, I was able to find myself on a deep soul level. I was able to untie the knots that bound me together and truly get to know myself on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Yoga not only helped me through my recovery, Yoga helped me beyond my recovery.
Since that time, I have devoted a huge part of my life to my Yoga practice, continuing the study of the Yoga Philosophy, and discovering not only the physical but also mental benefits to the practice of all things “Yoga”. I make sure to create the space in my day to attend to what truly matters most, Meditation, Pranayama (breath work) and Asana (poses).
Through the work of bringing balance into all aspects of my life, I am her to help you find your identity, find your passion, fall in love with your body, befriend your anxiety, and live your life free from the grips of your past. Who you were yesterday does not need to be who you are today, you can start over, begin again and live the life you wish to. It’s not too late. It’s time for you.
Join Bri on the mat at Bodhi Yoga and experience her passion for this practice.