I had Gastric Bypass surgery in 2009. Success includes incorporating exercise into my weight loss journey. At that stage, I wasn’t comfortable going into a gym. Hot yoga was recommended to me by a friend. I thought I’d give it a try. That’s what brought me to Moda Yoga studio.
I remember my first hot yoga class, it was in September 2010. The studio had just opened one month earlier. I walked through the doors and was greeted by the owners, Belinda Degano and Linda Barrett. I felt a warm welcome. There was never any judgement. I was amazed at the calm I felt. I knew this was going to be transformational. I never realized to what extent. It’s been 8 years since that first class. Yoga has become a part of me. I can’t imagine not having yoga in my life. Through my yoga practice, I’ve gained my health back, flexibility, focus, mindfulness, spirituality, kindness, confidence, gratefulness, peace and love. My gosh, I could go on forever. I’ve learned to stop allowing “ego” to guide my life. That was a huge turning point. I realized I was becoming true to myself. In each yoga class I’d hear these words “ let go of things that no longer serve you”. It took me years to actually figure out how to do that. This was a challenging process but necessary. Once I actually understood those words, I began to live them. It has allowed me to break off little pieces that have been weighing me down, allowing me to grow. Helping me become my best highest self. There is a lot more to my journey and if you care to read more, please click on the link below.
I want to thank Belinda and Linda for creating such a beautiful, sacred space. You have grown a beautiful community and culture. I’m so grateful to be a part of. Love to all of you, Namaste. xoxo♥️
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