"Ever since an early age I wanted to be a performing artist"

Meet @avaaamazing sharing her #yogasavedmylife story. These are her words❤

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. "When I was dancing or acting, I felt alive.

Yet, over the years in 'the business', I felt worse & worse: it was about everything but the Truth. I felt treated like an object, never good enough & felt abused; it felt so fake. I was the loneliest person on earth

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This led me into addictions, eating disorders. I hated myself, felt worthless. My nights were long & my inner pain so strong I thought about ending it all in my darkest hours

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One evening I was having a breakdown in the bathroom, lying on the cold floor, crying my heart out. I whispered: "Please God, if by chance you DO exist, send me something that will lead me out of the darkness."

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The next day I went to my first yoga class

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It took me a while to fully commit to yoga, but several years later

I started YTT. In poor physical condition because of the addictions, I managed what I had to, because my heart told me: 'this is your path'

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Then, I started to feel an intense pain in my hip &

Thats when I was diagnosed with a chronic hip dysplasia

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I had 2 options: give up Yoga or undergo a very risky surgery that involved a long, painful recovery

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I was so fucking angry. I'd finally found my way, only for this to threaten to take it away.

Everyone was against the surgery & I was petrified . But I went ahead & thats where the real journey began

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After the surgery, unable to move, in excruciating pain, for the first time in my life I felt a strength, a courage, & an unbelievable gratitude.

I fought for my recovery, through my meditation, my energy & my body every single day

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It has been one year now & so much has happened since: So many set backs & so many magical moments. In a year I have ended a 12 year relationship I never thought I could, I conquered all my addictions, walked away from hurtful 'friends'...& met the love of my life.

I have built up my own way of teaching yoga, faced 3 surgical procedures & so much more

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My love for yoga finally taught me how to love myself.

I am on my way to my TRUTH 🙏

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Ava x