"Being “strong” was my modus operandi until being vulnerable became an option

"In a dying marriage, burnt out from the education system & all around running on empty, I began my yoga journey"

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It's an honor to introduce an inspirational leader in our community: yoga teacher trainer @iamdavinadavidson founder of @melaninyogaproject

#heretobe & @lululemon ambassador sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us💚

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"Being “strong” was my modus operandi until being vulnerable became an option

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Yoga invited me to the journey of my existence. Life was happening to me until I chose to go inside. It quickly became one of the only safe spaces I could go to be with myself, unguarded and in full self expression. In this pursuit to be with myself I stumbled upon the presence of God

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As a believer it was rough to have family friends question whether I was worshiping the devil or selling my soul by practicing yoga. However throughout the years of practicing yoga, my faith in God has not only grown stronger, I have learned a deeper understanding of human connection and what love really looks and feels like

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As a yoga teacher trainer I have seen the beauty of the practice unfold and have experienced humans… being the rawest version of themselves. The subtleties of the breath, ah ha moments, mastery of self awareness, healing from emotional trauma, releasing of fear & trapped emotions are just a few of the experiences that have shaped how I choose to lead in the yoga community

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Through the work that I do, I actively choose to hold space for people to evolve & manifest the likings of their truest identity

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I was never meant to stay the version of myself that I was when I began practicing yoga

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It is through having teachers who held space for me to evolve and pursue the divine light within me that I have learned to share this practice with a deep reverence and respect for human life. With that said, my approach is through essentialism and very no nonsense… I cut straight through the vritti and this can be intense for many which is why I am a rare gem:)"

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@melaninyogaproject is a terrific Houston based non profit aiming to connect, inspire & educate POC on the benefits of yoga 💚

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