"I found myself post suicide attempt, in my late teens, addicted to adderall, sustaining life by sleeping pills & antidepressants, and in a world of joint and back pain starting my career behind the chair. Standing & doing hair began to take a greater toll on my pain. Then a client recommended I take my first yoga class. My life began to change . "At the time I had no idea who I was let alone how to love myself. Struggling to understand my sexuality, to know how growing up with a dying mom affected me, & how to sort out my physical pain were the first struggles I started to see reflected & then began to tackle along this path . My practice brought me back to my body, relieved my joint & back pain, gave me a point to channel my energy, & eventually got me off my medications . I'm currently dedicated to a daily practice of asana, pranayama, meditation & mantra. It’s my place to come home to & a place to give me hope . In 2015, I lost my father, the following day I was in a motorcycle accident. Yoga helped me process a new life without parents & life with a new body . The only constant in life is unpredictability & change. Yoga brings you home to your true Self, lets you see all that you are, & love the self you see so you can be solid within a space of change . Thanks to my practice, I can see the self i love, and love the self I will become 🙏 .