It takes a lot of courage to change your life. Even when deep down you know this change will dramatically improve you all around. You finally take that first step, yet there are times when you doubt your decision making abilities and it’s scary. Everything around you seems to be spinning out of control and there’s nothing to grab onto that will hold you stable. Then, like a beam of light through the fog, you see your path, the path that will lead you to yourself, your TRUE self.
Ending an unhealthy, 10-year relationship was my spinning, Heidi was my beam of light. She was back in St. Augustine after completing teacher training and she was working at the studio. She had a spare room for me where I could stay indefinitely with my sweet dog, Ellie. The studio was a quick 10-minute drive from our little condo; what a blessing! I came here with no job and very few possessions. I was sad and confused. Heidi reassured me that if I did a 30-Day Challenge (1 class everyday for a month) it would be the best thing for me and would help me adjust to my new life, process my emotions and move forward. She was SO right! Before the end of that month of yoga I had a steady job and was working at the studio in exchange for yoga. I had made friends and my cup started to fill with happiness, hope and love; love for myself. I started to discover who I really was, who I was always meant to be, but I'd been hiding for a long time. I knew that this healing practice, Bikram yoga, would forever be a part of my life. It IS that something to grab onto that will hold you stable, and I’m so grateful to have this powerful tool. I know what to do now when life starts to get a little crazy, DO MORE YOGA!