Meet @emilypareti sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words💚

"With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a Stage 2A “bulky” with a grapefruit size cancerous mass in my chest, I gravitated to the healing power of yoga" . "This lovely practice came into my life 5 years ago after ending my “career” as a college dancer at Rutgers University. I wanted to keep my flexibility and stay in shape which is how the majority of people get into yoga to begin with . I fell completely in love with the way it made me FEEL. I couldn’t get enough...started with home practice teaching myself through YouTube videos, then Bikram, then beach vinyasa flow while living in Hawaii . I gravitated to the healing power of yoga (mind, body, spirit) when I relapsed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 2A “bulky” with a grapefruit size cancerous mass in my chest . Chemotherapy and radiation were necessary to save my life since I'd already dealt with the disease once before...but I give a lot of credit to yoga and meditation for saving ME when my anxiety was at an all time high . Yoga gives me peace. Yoga gives me strength. Yoga gives me acceptance. Yoga gives me happiness. Yoga gives me hope. Yoga gives me love 💚 . . In March this year I graduated from my yoga teacher training. I am beyond grateful for this journey to becoming a 200hr Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor . This has been a dream of mine for a few years and I am excited to say that it is now my reality. I have learned and grown so much. Thank you to the @honoryoganorthbrunswick, the amazing yoga teachers and TT’s who have inspired me to be who I am today. Here’s to a lifetime more to learn and grow 🙏 .