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Meet @samanthaarmellino sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words ๐Ÿ’š

"After having permanent rods drilled into my spine and a colon disease diagnosis requiring me to be on chemotherapy drugs indefinitely, I vowed to never take this body for granted for a moment ever again"


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" I took my first yoga class when I was 18 in college about 25 years ago. The imprints from different cycles of me, styles of practice, teachers, what I needed at that time & what it means to me has drastically shifted over time and no doubt will continue to evolve

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Asana practice painstakingly met me exactly where I was when I couldnโ€™t barely bare being in my own skin. Strong commitment to asana practice fighting my way through much pain brought me back home inside where I found joy again

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Through seeing myself when I was shattered in my teachers and community I remembered who I truly am inside and how boundless my infinite potential is

. I came back home inside after being imprisoned & shackled in a strangers body. I never know when this gift of mobility will be taken away from me, so for now Iโ€™m not holding back a thing, Iโ€™m going big inside. Than I began to be of service by teaching other people and through this together we transform ourselves by what we learned in โ€œprisonโ€

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Asana practice brings me deep inside myself where I can actually access stillness. Where no matter what happens on the outside, this private impenetrable oasis gives me shelter ๐Ÿ™

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