Yoga 4 Love transformed my life

My yoga teacher training with Yoga 4 Love started in April of last year, and I was in a very different place then. I was taking care of an 8 month old, working 50+ hours a week and feeling all kinds of miserable. I felt overstretched and run ragged with little work/life balance. My yoga practice then was more focused on the postures and not the meditative aspect of yoga.

Less than two months into my training I quit my job of 11 years and decided to follow a new path. The training made me realize that the stress I was inflicting on myself was breaking my spirit and I was disconnected from what was truly important: my family and my mental health. My job then felt like golden handcuffs and the money kept me captive for longer than was healthy.

Fast forward to now. We sold our house, moved three hours from family and friends and purchased property on a Great Lake to build a retreat center. It all seemed to fall into place, and we followed the Universe’s breadcrumbs obediently. There have been many bittersweet moments, frustrations and compromises along the way but I know this is where we are meant to be.

On retreat with the Goddess Tribe

I only have excitement for the future and I am so grateful to my goddess tribe from Yoga 4 Love. I have been touched by every one of the ladies I have encountered in the program, especially on the weekly sangha’s online and the Inner Goddess Retreat in Texas that I was able to attend. They have given me courage when I lacked it, motivation when I felt lost, and their love helped me gain my power back! #risegirlrise

Anna Brown and I on retreat in Texas

I am so much stronger today than I was when I began this journey and I have this group of women to thank, especially Lisa Ware and her Yoga 4 Love team. Thank you for seeing the potential in me and being the teachers I needed to help me continue on the path of self discovery and love.

To any woman looking for something more, try this program! I cannot stress enough how fabulous the tribe is and how easy it was for me to stick to the curriculum with the online component being a working mother. If you wish to delve deeper into who you truly are and start loving yourself, this might be the group for you. Get it girl! I sure did!

Photo taken by Mary Cathryn Roth in Texas

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Time to Thrive

I just returned from an amazing weekend on retreat in Texas with some amazing women. My teacher training is based near Dallas and it was the perfect time to recharge and reset my intentions in my practice. #yoga4love

Journaling has really helped me look within

The move and upheaval of everything in our lives has left little time to go within and create a self care routine like I was trying to maintain prior to the chaos. I was able to let a lot of my shadows take center stage this weekend and it felt good to know that I am where I should be. Everything that happens, I can handle, and if I keep in the present moment and not in what happened in the past, I create my future in the choices I make. That is a freeing notion. I can’t control what happens to me, but I can control what my reaction will be. Most of my darkest moments were when I felt out of control. If I only had taken a breath and centered myself, I would know that I can break the negative patterns and choose another path, one that is free from the hangups of bygone decisions.

My word to end the weekend was ‘thrive’, and I fully intend to do just that now that I’m home. I was just getting through everyday by the skin of my teeth before, stressing about every choice and worrying that we had made the wrong ones to get us here because so much was going wrong. But we are here for a reason, and I can’t wait to live every moment of this beautiful journey with renewed fervor and knowledge that I am so blessed and I am all I will ever need to feel complete. Remember to take care of yourself. Fill yourself up. There is only so much of your energy you can give before its gone and your are spiraling. The only way to keep your levels charged is fueling up with good food, deep breaths and positive thoughts. Practice makes perfect and I’m right there with you.

Find others who lift you up and help you grow. You’re not alone.

Love & Light