Yoga started in 1999 for me. I came from a running, lifting weights and sorry to say aerobics background. I asked my sister for a yoga DVD for Christmas and she sent me Pilates. I was okay with that but I still wanted yoga. So I bought myself a Yoga Journal magazine assuming I would find what I was looking for. I found a DVD to buy so I did buy it. I started praciting with it and thought, "How could this possibly keep me fit?" Well, by the end of the DVD I was wondering how I could possibly ever practice yoga. I kept it up for several years and tryed to get my friends to practice. All they wanted me to do was teach yoga. Oh boy! I didn't want to get myself in that mess!
At the same time, I also was unhappy as a Radiographer. My friends were also happy with helping me out with that solution. Become a Massage Therapist!!! I was real happy to rule that out also.
After several months of dissapoinment and discouragement I moved on. I took a yoga teacher training in the summer and started my massage classes in the fall. Two years later I had a massage and yoga business started through the encouragement of my friends. What they saw in me, I will never know but I am glas they saw what they did.
I am now a 200 Yoga Alliance registerd teacher working toward my 500 hours. I am also working on become certified in Craniosacral Therapy and Thai Massage. I have a full blown successful pracitice and I can only thank my friends!
My life has changed and so has my attitude toward life. That is, most days ;o)