Meet @mariahthesiren sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us ❤

"Diagnosed with chronic Endometriosis 6 years ago I never expected to get sick with something doctors couldn’t seem to fix"


"I never thought I would lose myself in chronic illness & pain. I never thought I could mistrust my own body so much. But when I do yoga all of that melts away. It's like I'm fully inhabiting my whole being instead of living in my head, like I have a tendency to do!

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Facing health challenges so young age changed everything about me.

I went from a dancer who practiced 5 days a week to someone who couldn't make it out of bed

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When I link my breath to the gentle flow, setting my intentions to surrender in Divine presence, I come alive. The healing that happens on my mat is something no diagnosis could ever take from me

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I started yoga in a desperate attempt to find some physical relief. I had no idea that I’d find my purpose, passion, and healing all at the same time. Yoga saved my life in ways I didn’t even realize I needed saving from

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I’m now a certified aerial & hatha yoga teacher through Heartwood yoga Institute. I never believed it possible. I was waiting & working towards being able to afford endometriosis excision surgery, a wait that felt so soul sucking that I desperately needed something positive to help get me through. I honestly didn’t think my physical body would be able to handle the 200 hours of yoga training. Some days were much harder than others, I had to modify often, but learned a new level of yoga & the sutras

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I realized the very thing, endometriosis, my health, that I thought would keep me from experiencing the fullness of yoga was the exact thing that brought me to such a deeper understanding 🙏

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My physical practice might not be as powerful or as strength-focused but the teachings have become an embodiment that I’m not sure I would’ve found without the thing I was running from 🙏