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Meet Tristan @bayanibodywork sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us πŸ’š

"I've battled testicular cancer. Twice. First in 2006, then again in 2018 when my yoga practice helped me keep my sanity having to fight all over again" .


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"10 years ago, I was very sedentary, made little attempt to manage my health, & had just gotten out of a toxic relationship. I decided to try a Hot Vinyasa Yoga class at a small studio in Cambridge, MA, was immediately hooked

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I had tried meditating for years, & I was drawn to matching breath to movement & raising my heart rate through a flow that made me sweat profusely. I began going 4-5 times a week, & in just over seven months, I lost 65 lbs! Yoga helped me transition into a healthy lifestyle more than any other form of exercise could, long before I embraced going to the gym & training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, both of which I've taken up the last few years

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My practice was also deeply important as I battled through cancer a second time in 2018; my practice definitely helped me stay mindful & keep my sanity as I went through my second fight

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I went through Teacher Training in 2014, first teaching Yoga Sculpt, then did the full 200-hour training the next summer

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I've found my voice in guiding others through their practice, & love the expressions on their faces after an invigorating flow. I've realized my empathy & sharing my story of recovery are part of the gifts I was given to make the world a better place, & my yoga practice is vital to both inspiring yogis on their mats, as well becoming an exceptional Massage Therapist, as I'm constantly in Warrior 1, Crescent Lunge, & Horse when doing Swedish & deep tissue massage

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I finally became a full-time yoga teacher & LMT this past year after doing the corporate admin thing for 12 years. I knew I never really belonged sitting behind a desk; I've never been happier with my career & job satisfaction, & I'm so grateful for finding my true calling through yoga, bodywork, & wellness

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I suggest yoga to everyone, as it's such an amazing tool in helping you become a better whatever you areπŸ™ Tristan"



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