The power of yoga BY Atara schweky
I began my journey with yoga in 2007 after my own battle with a rare cancer at age 18. After many surgeries and radiation treatment it was through finding yoga, meditation, and breathwork, that I was able to find my own healing. My cancer experience left my body and brain in need of repair on a much deeper level than I even knew.
The immediate feeling that I had after I left my first yoga class felt like I was able to see the world clearly for the first time. My brain and body felt like they were truly in alignment for once and I knew I needed to learn and know more about this practice.
Yoga saved my life in so many ways I can’t even begin to list. I know this practice is the most powerful tool we can share with our bodies, no matter what stage of life a person is in.
Yoga heals our body on a cellular level. When we can reconnect the breath with the body we can realign the body with its natural state of healing and living to its fullest capacity.
I have spent 400+ hours studying in yoga trainings with teachers from all over the world, 500 hours studying different meditation and breathwork techniques.
I believe in sharing and teaching yoga, meditation, and breathwork because I have seen and felt the power of these practices and continue to feel the benefits
every. single. day.
I feel that surviving my own cancer journey connects me in such a deep way to the women at the cancer center that I never knew was possible to feel. It’s a closeness and familiarity that feels like life has come full circle. I feel such a privilege to be able to share the magic and benefits of yoga with women in all different stages of their cancer treatment.
Whether I am teaching at the cancer center or in my own studio my goal is to teach students how they can be fully present in their own brain and body.
The transformation of seeing a shift in a person after a yoga class is complete
is what propels me to continue teaching this practice.
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