My name is Chelsea @chelly.iam143 & this is my #yogasavedmylife story

My yoga journey began in 2015 after years of self sabotage. I found myself empty spiritually, & stressed physically & mentally


I was in a cycle of self hate mixed with anxiety. On the outside I was “fine” but inside there was pain, guilt, shame

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One of my dear friends suggested yoga. Unfortunately, at the time the introverted being that I am was overwhelmed by the thought. Afraid of being in a new place with new people “working out” (because that’s what I thought yoga was)

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I soon began to follow along YouTube videos. Diving deeper & deeper with each home practice. It took a whole year to work up the confidence to step into a yoga studio for the first time

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I remember feeling like as if I just walked out of church. I felt connection, support & unconditional love from my fellow yogis. I first knew I wanted to become a teacher when I was in the middle of taking my friend @anjelacogura 's class

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I felt ONE with her as she spoke and moved through the poses. There was something transformative right there and then for me. During my YYT, guided by @rajithron I studied along with 7 other women. This experience was powerfully healing for me

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As soon as I finished my training I was given a spot at @hohokusyoga_ teaching a 6 AM class. Through teaching I have found my voice. Yes, there are days where I feel uncomfortable & overwhelmed but those are the days I grow the most

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I can truly say now I love myself

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I love my beautiful flaws

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I love my beautiful body for everything it has & everything it does not have. I love myself unconditionally

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I am so grateful each and everyday

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I am grateful for stepping onto the mat today even though I did not feel like it

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I am grateful to be able to share my story with you all

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I love you 💚

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Thank you 🙏 Chelsea Joyce



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