Meet Ella Isakov @ellaisakovyoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words ❤

"If anyone is feeling alone, isolated or in despair. Don't give up. Get help & support, do something to stay connected & present to your breathe


10 years ago this week I returned from 11 years living overseas (4 different countries). A slew of emotions rise up as I reflect on this decade. Anyone that's returned home from expat life would understand how it feels to come back, with experiences that go deeper than a photo can express. 📿

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Resettling back didn't go smoothly & led me to losing everything. Within 3 years of returning, I switched careers, left a toxic relationship that left me in debt, dealing with a health concern & struggling financially. This led me down a dark hole to depression. Thank god for my yoga practice 💗, but I needed more

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I surrendered to getting help; I'm not one to give up. I'm a fighter. Life is worth fighting for. Crawling out of the darkness wasn't easy, I even lost a few friends. But moving through this time has led me to be healthier & more sound in mind, with a life beyond my dreams.🙏🏼

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If anyone would have told me then that I was going to be a yoga teacher, helping people along their healing journeys, & meet a soulful human that would be by my side encouraging me to grow & shine as he showers me with love along the way, I would have laughed and said "you are crazy!!". Maybe it's all I've gone through to get here, but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't reflect on my life and all there is to be grateful for.

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If you're struggling, seek help dig deep for courage that's already there within you to step up & take action. I had the FIERCE warrior within me working overtime for years, fighting for what I could change, and in a lot of ways it served me to help me survive & get to where I am today. What I was lacking was connection to my CALM inner yogi, accepting & embracing what I cannot change. Discerning the difference is what we breathe into and explore on the mat" 🙏

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