My journey began 6 months before my 50th birthday. I knew I needed to lose weight and wanted to be healthier and feel better. I took some classes where they taught me how to eat for a healthier lifestyle and I also started working out at home. About 2 months into my journey I found Deb Swanson and Way To Yoga. I had always been curious about yoga, but didn’t really know anything about it or how or where to get started. I was apprehensive about trying yoga and thought I might feel foolish and uncoordinated. With Deb’s help and guidance I felt neither and I was hooked from my first yoga practice! It’s been a little over a year since I started practicing yoga and I’m still loving it. Deb and all the instructors are so compassionate, patient and supportive.

I love how I’m learning things about myself mentally, physically and spiritually and how they are all connected. Going through my daily life I find myself thinking about the things I learned during my yoga practice. Things like my breathing, posture, letting go of things I can’t control and living in the present moment. Physically yoga has helped tremendously with my flexibility and strength. With my new eating plan and practicing yoga I have lost a little over 40 lbs. I’m starting to feel muscles in places I didn’t even know I had muscles!

I’m so thankful that I found Deb and Way To Yoga! My journey is ongoing and always changing with every yoga practice. I love the fact that I feel better at 50 than I did at 40 (and probably 30 too!).