"Yoga had been an important part of my life from a very young age, but became critical around 19 after years of partying & New York nightlife. I was suddenly lost, lacking purpose, searching for inner peace
The partying was a mask I wore for social acceptance & notoriety. It made me feel “cool” “important” because I could get in any door, when quite honestly, it wasn’t even something I liked. But this was far from the real me & who I wanted to be.
One day, invited by a friend, I found myself at Moksha (which became Modo), a heated studio in the West Village. I hadn't practiced for a year or two, & it was much love at first sight. I signed up for membership the very next day & never looked back. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this one spontaneous decision was one that changed my life forever. Practicing 3_4 times a week I quickly noticed a change in my mentality & outlook on life. I slowly stopped partying & found a sense of balance: mentally, physically, socially & psychologically. Getting into places and meeting “IT” people became much less important, I was much more concerned about my well-being. @modoyoganyc was my New York religion. Yoga became my true passion
When I moved to Paris in 2015 to start a new life & a career in fashion, my yoga journey stalled. Without Modo I felt lost. I searched, tested, but I could not find a yoga studio that filled what I needed in my practice. Consequently, as I stopped practicing I noticed the effects rather quickly; I started having headaches & muscular pains that were caused solely caused by the stress that was starting to impact me
I resorted to a studio that was near my apartment. It was clean, calm & even though it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, I knew my body needed to practice
I could feel my body screaming for joy after just a couple classes. I discovered some excellent yoga teachers. My practice became even more frequent than it had been before in New York, I started to practice 5 days a week. Yoga became more important to me than ever & a part of my every day routine. Yoga saved me