I was born curious. I remain that way.
When I was 13, I knew I would write at least one book. I did. I let someone read my manuscript. They read it in one night. They paid to have it read by a New York editor Stephanie Gunning. Colors of Amber, A Memoir, was published in Dec 2013.
It took 12 years to complete the book. When I leave this earth, it lives on.
I’ve been homeless.
I worked my way out of it with help from friends. I went to a yoga class, heard a song, wanted to buy it, found the music at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health website. I noticed they had scholarships to become a yoga teacher. I filled out the application, wrote my story and was awarded the opportunity to go and learn.
As a Disabled Veteran, I have C-PTSD and TBI. Yoga helps dramatically. I have been teaching since 2009, have owned and operated my own yoga studio (Roots Yoga, Sterling, VA May 2012-April 2015), wrote my own Yoga Teacher Training program(s) and successfully led 7 training’s. I teach corporate yoga programs, 8 Week Group Yoga and Muscle Activation Sessions. Occasional workshops.
Some days, I just struggle.
I have no energy to revive my will. And then, I go and teach class. I connect my mind (thoughts, emotions) with my body, and for at least 90 minutes, I feel free.
Join in. Connect with your body. Notice. Breathe.
Veteran, US Armed Forces