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

"10 years ago I was depressed, low self worth, unimaginable bouts of blame, depression and thoughts of suicide. I was jealous of people that were thin and hated myself for eating so much. It was a viscous cycle of eat - guilt so eat more and feel even shittier


As time went on, I realizied that the only person I have to blame for my unhappiness is me

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Combined with the fact that I was getting sick constantly more then my co-workers that we’re also preschool teachers I sought some serious help. I went to see a naturopath Dr. Sharon Gurm at Port Moody Health put me on an elimination diet and about 18 pills a day of different supplements to help my body heal from all the damage I had done to it from stress, overeating and a lack of exercise

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⁣At the same time my ex sister in law had effortlessly inspired me to start running. I ran my heart out, joining 1/2 marathons and running groups around town

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I joined Oxygen Yoga and Fitness in Port Moody. It was Lalaine Baldovi’s Deep Stretch and Relaxation class on Wednesday nights that got me addicted to Oxygen and Yoga

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Another 30 lb later, It was a moment on my mat after class where I decided that there is nothing more in this world that I want to do then to help other people on their journey learn their power and beauty so I took Oxygen’s 200hr YTT Program

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⁣Today you can see me loving what I do so much at the front of that room (Fitness and Yoga! Both equally essential in very different ways) and no it’s not for the attention, the ego or anything superficial. It’s because I know what it feels like. I know what it feels like to be the girl with her head down that quickly rolls up her mat after class so nobody can see her crying

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I know the evolution and the magic that happens in those studio doors all to well. I am her still, she is you and we are all of it in this together. I love you! 💚 Jessica"