Some of us have the good fortune to fall right into our passion, while others need more time to identify what motivates us and then find the courage to follow our dreams. In my case, it was not until my mid-twenties that I discovered my inspiration.
I had always enjoyed exercise and fitness, but not until I stumbled upon the wonderful practice of yoga did I cultivate a deeper connection between my mind and body. I became more intentional about how I treated my body, and how I sought fulfillment through physical activity. Unfulfilled by my career in fashion, my fitness routines became a source of creativity, freedom, and accomplishment. I explored a thrilling range of physical challenges including yoga, boxing, cycling, weight training, fitness competitions, and competitive obstacle courses. Beyond the gratification from exercise, I had always harbored a notion that I would love being a teacher – I enjoy collaborating with people and helping others improve themselves. I began wondering, “maybe I should become a fitness instructor?”
Then at 28 years old, just two weeks after my wedding, I was diagnosed with lymphoma. It was completely jarring to descend from health to weakness during my chemotherapy. Thankfully, my treatment was effective and my cancer was quickly put into remission. But out of that trial, a new determination was born in me – I realized that every day I did not pursue my joy, I was losing precious time. I was no longer willing to spend my days quietly wondering what might be, especially with such a new perspective on my own physical health. So I left my career in fashion to become a certified trainer and yoga instructor, and now I am having the time of my life helping people become healthier and more in touch with their bodies!
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, and I hope to have the pleasure of being a small part of your quest to becoming your best self!
As a fully accredited NASM personal trainer and 500 hour yoga instructor in with an emphasis in yoga therapeutics, my passion is helping others improve their physical and mental health. No matter your fitness or yoga experience, we could all use a bit of guidance from time to time. If you are looking for a personal trainer or yoga teacher in Westchester NY to help you take your wellness to the next level, or you want to explore new routines and challenges — get in touch with me today and let’s get moving!