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

"I was in a car accident that changed the course of my life at 17. The accident broke my pelvis in 4 places, my sacrum, & several ribs. My broken ribs caused a collapsed lung & lacerations on my liver. My heart took a big hit, & I also sustained a traumatic brain injury that left me with lingering double vision for nine months. In just one brief moment, my life course dramatically shifted. I was never the same again"

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

. "Debilitating chronic pain became my norm, and twelve years later I ended up with a spinal fusion. My surgery came with unforeseen complications and challenges that I was not equipped to handle. I was at the lowest point of my life

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And then I found yoga. Yoga saved my life 🙏

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After reaching a plateau with physical therapy, my PT urged me to try yoga. I didn’t understand exactly what was happening during that first class, but I knew I was in less pain than I had been in for years, and I also felt more at peace & happier than I had been in a long time

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I began a consistent yoga practice, and I am now living 100% pain and medication free. Through yoga I was able to heal and begin trusting first my physical body, next myself, and then in something greater than myself

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My professional background is rooted in clinical social work, and after discovering yoga I knew that I wanted to continue working in a serving capacity, but through yoga instead. I connected with a non-profit called Yoga 4 Change (Y4C) & began teaching to individuals in the organization’s correctional program. A year later @y4c_official began expanding, & I was given the opportunity to move to Tampa, Fl to begin programming in Tampa & Orlando

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Today I am honored & excited to be living in this work on a daily basis & to have the opportunity each day to bring yoga to individuals who otherwise would have no access to it 💚


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