Yoga has been a healing practice that I initially didn’t know I was learning. I started attending yoga classes 7-ish years ago as a way to mix up my physical activities that had become mundane. It attracted me with its interesting postures (binds & arm balances) and I stuck around for the healing messages and gentle reminders. Vasa has become another home where I can show up anytime, as I am and always be welcomed. I see now, I found yoga (and Vasa) at the perfect time.
I had invited and even sought out a world of chaos by immersing myself in the world of Emergency Medicine. 18 years ago, I started as an Emergency Dispatcher and progressed through the system as an EMT, then Paramedic and currently ER/Trauma Nurse. Honing the craft of becoming the calm within the chaos was part of my job. Yet even though I had learned how to be calm for others, yoga has taught me how to find that calm within myself.
In November 2021 I completed Vasa’s 200 hr YTT and simultaneously identified some passions within the practice. With so much external stimuli these days, I like to encourage others to slow things down by practicing intentional movement and self-observation. All while incorporating those gentle reminders to just breathe, be true to yourself, come as you are, and most importantly just let that sh*t go.