Thank you for visiting Electric Warrior Yoga! It has been a long time dream of mine to make a contribution to the health and wellness community. My hope for Electric Warrior Yoga is to become so much more than just a website, but a way to create a community which connects yogis who are looking to start their journey or deepen their practice. This soon will become a forum for information on holistic wellness, tips on safely practicing yoga, yummy recipes and discussion about the yoga community at large. Continue to check into Electric Warrior Yoga for Summer Specials, workshops and news as I begin to develop this community!
I first stumbled on yoga in 2008 as a way to recover after a torn meniscus sent my regular running routine on it's heels. I wish I had a video of that first class; tentatively seeking out a place in the back of the room, looking around to the other yogis who seemed impossibly graceful and flexible and wondering why I was the only one sweating and struggling. I decided to come back to the class because, well to be honest the instructor was handsome (hey whatever gets you back to the mat right?) But I found the more I practiced, the better I felt and the better my workouts were outside of yoga. As it sometimes happens, life got in the way and my yoga practice fell to the wayside when I decided to pursue grad school and move 3000 miles away from home on my own.
It wasn't until more recently where I devoted myself to a regular practice and felt the shift not just in my body but my mind as well. I've been a social worker for about 7 years, and in the past year or so, began a job in Child Welfare. The daunting pressure and immense sadness surrounding this job began to take a toll on my general well being. I found myself sinking back into depression and my anxiety was at an all time high. Deciding that I no longer wanted to spend my days with a tightness in my chest, I decided to hop back into yoga. That first class back was intense. I felt like a stranger in my own body, and by the time I got to savasana I thought, I'm not coming back. And then it happened, the teacher dropped a bliss bomb on me which related to my current state of anxious flux and I was in tears. It was such a powerful release, and I came away from my mat feeling lighter and better. Since that first class back, I have dedicated myself to a regular practice and my life has changed immensely. I noticed that the feeling of lightness translates off the mat and into my personal life. I thought to myself, how can I continue this journey? How can I share this with others? And here we are today, teacher training complete and ready to take on the world at large, I started this website in the hope that I can make a wrinkle of an impact on anyone who has had the same struggles in their own lives. Yoga has opened up doors in my life I didn't even know existed, and if you want to learn more, please continue to visit this website and reach out for a personal or a small group session.
I look forward to all the things to come. In gratitude,
The Electric Warrior