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

"I healed from significant trauma and overcame obstacles through yoga. I found myself through yoga. And I will carry this practice with me forever


I am highly spiritual. I am a sensitive empath. And I feel emotions deeply. I have also have had anxiety throughout my life

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I grew up in an urban community where alcohol and partying came far before talks of wellness or mindfulness. I didn’t know how to deal with my anxiety or emotions growing up and I felt “different”, disconnected and not understood. I was in pain and I was screaming for… something

. I remember the teacher in my 5th yoga class ever, speaking about “letting life by messy”, making the practice your own, and loving yourself through it all

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I felt incredible relief and gratitude, for the first time ever and I was hooked

. Yoga showed me that everything that I yearned for was within myself. It showed me that I was whole

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It gave me courage to make dramatic shifts in my life, to make my journey my own and to trust my intuition

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Yoga taught me concepts about life and mindfulness that I had never heard of before in my life. I couldn’t believe that in my mid 20s, I was only just learning these life concepts, that I, until this time, had no idea existed. They were entirely foreign to me, and they were my savior

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I immersed myself into an incredible yoga community where I felt understood and I began to go deep inside my Self, with an insatiable appetite for soaking up this knowledge. I started going to classes daily, attended workshops, bought countless books and journaled. Through yoga, I began to find peace

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My life has been transformed: I left my corporate career of 7 years, completed my yoga teacher training, started teaching yoga, started my own business and my own blog 💚 Rachel"