A Path to Embracing Myself

I began practicing yoga at home as an undergraduate in college; I had heard that it benefits both the body and mind, even calming an anxious mind. I remember feeling anxious while writing in my master's degree program and stepping away to practice yoga; afterward, I felt calmer and I could then write effectively. My first live yoga teacher was Peach Friedman, who was then teaching at Gold's Gym - now Max Fitness - in Auburn. Eventually, I followed Peach to her newly opened studio, Yogafly Studio. A highlight of my time with Yogafly was attending an embodied writing retreat led by Peach; that experience continues to influence my writing practice. 

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