"I once read a quote that said the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why" . . "The first time I tried yoga was on Martin Luther King day in 2015. It’d been less than two years since my dad suddenly passed away, less than that I’d gotten married and even less than that that I’d finished grad school. Many big changes happened within a short period of time. I was 25 at the time and I was struggling with a major depressive episode along with an eating disorder-- even though I didn’t know it at the time . Finding yoga led me to find myself, which empowered me to grieve, to find the courage to end a marriage and friendships that had ran its course, and most importantly, to love myself, my body and follow my truth 🙏 . Yoga is, and will always be one of the main reasons why I wake up in the morning, why I venture out in the world with a smile on my face and a heart full of love. Yoga gave me a purpose at the moment I needed it the most. I dare to say that, in many ways, it saved my life 💚 . I worked for several years as a mental health therapist for disadvantaged and undocumented people in New York and Texas; but something very special was born the day I started leading yoga-psychotherapy sessions for children whom had lost a sibling to cancer, and later to undocumented women survivors of domestic abuse . Tired of the mental health system in the US, I left the country and I am now a world traveler and healer. I’m currently living in Chiapas, Mexico, learning about Native American healing techniques which I incorporate into my holistic yoga-psychotherapy private practice 💚 Michelle" . . To learn more about my yoga-psychotherapy services please visit www.michellequiroga.com .