I received my Yogi’s heart scholarship at the end of January. Yoga has been a part of my life since the beginning of high school but I never really pursued it in a spiritual way. School and work and all those other ridiculous excuses that students in college can come up with “get in the way”.

My mom has been teaching at Yoga Synthesis for 4 years and I have watched her blossom into a strong, independent and all around amazing women. She juggles a full-time job at Valley Hospital as an open-heart surgery nurse. She gets up at 6, goes to work and comes home at 4, Monday-Friday. When she gets home from work she always finds someway to tie in a yoga practice to end her insane day. She is the absolute definition of superwoman.

I began to envy my mom’s practice and wanted to start a practice of my own but knew I couldn’t afford it. I turned to Yogi’s Heart and quite literally jumped for joy when I got the call from Lindita that I had actually been awarded it. I have ALREADY seen changes in my life since I received my scholarship. I become a little stronger each and every day. I may not be able to kick up into handstand quite yet but I know my motivation and focus will get me there.

I want to thank Yogi’s Heart for this amazing opportunity and want to thank my mom for being the biggest inspiration. I am so excited for my journey and cannot wait to see where my practice takes me.