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

"I dealt with abuse of every type..." . "I had been wanting to try Yoga for a few months before my friend finally convinced me to just do it. She let me use a spare mat and started up a YouTube video of Yoga With Adriene @adrienelouise . We did her 30 Days of Yoga Challenge Day 1 video. By the end of the video, I was hooked. After 6 days of daily Yoga, my friend backed out of the challenge, but I kept going, practicing Yoga almost daily for 21 months now"


. "Before I found Yoga I was angry and was wanting to better myself but did not know how to do so

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I wanted to find inner peace and happiness, but was struggling to find ways of accomplishing this. My childhood was an absolute nightmare

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I dealt with abuse of every type including bullying at home and school, and I spent most of my 20's trying to find a way out of my depression. I turned to marijuana and friends regularly, running anywhere and everywhere that would distract me from my own thoughts. It wasn't until I began regular Yoga practice that I learned to be in my own thoughts, with myself, by myself, and be comfortable in my own skin. At one point I actually began to crave this time to myself

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With Yoga I learned to trust my inner voice and to trust that the Universe will support me. I began to think much more positively and gained incredible confidence as my body, mind, and spirit changed. After 21 months of almost daily Yoga, I can finally say that I am happy and grateful to be alive. I can finally thank my parents for bringing me into this world. It may have taken me until the age of 29 to find the catalyst to my life changing, but I am here now, and I will never look back!

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Yoga has provided many opportunities, including finally finding my voice and my own way of helping others, which I have been seeking for years. I now own my own business, Yoga With Mikenze, and I am also branching into Social Media Management for other companies. Two years ago I would have never guessed that this is where I would end up! I truly believe this is the Magic of Yoga, and that Yoga truly saved my life! 💚

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