"Unlike, drugs or alcohol, food isn't an addiction you can 'put down"
Since high school....change that, since childhood, I dealt with disordered eating that culminated in full blown anorexia when I was 17. Being a "good girl" addicted to perfection, I did what I needed to do to get discharged from the hospital and back home. I learned how to adapt and control the disease as best as I could"
"I began a regular yoga practice in the spring of 2008 to help rehab my hamstring that I injured while running. Yes, yoga helped my hamstring heal; it also changed my life
Yoga taught me that the body is a gift. "Your body is the child of the soul and you must nourish and train that child." BKS Iyengar
Yoga not only taught me how to love my body and be kind to myself, it also challenged me allowing me to dis-cover, accept and release the root of my addiction...shame. We must feel in order to heal. Yoga taught me how to feel and trust myself
As a teacher, it is my mission to inspire by action as I teach from my own experience. I often tell my students that our 'mess' becomes our message. Yoga works the body from the inside out. Yoga teaches us how to take best care of ourselves
As the philosophy of yoga deeply resonates with me, the physical practice of yoga transforms me, and the breath feeds me
"Breathe, relax and feel your body receive its own truth." With every fiber of my being, I believe in the system and without a doubt know that Yoga saved my life 🙏
With a deep bow of gratitude,
Mary Helen Richards
Owner - MH Yoga Health Studio
Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor
RYT-500, E-RYT 200®, YACEP