Tonight I got to teach a beautiful class surrounded by Recovery in conjunction with my studio and UGA’s Collegiate Recovery Community. It was magical. I am a person in long term recovery. It is important for people like me to speak up to show what’s possible with time, community, a spiritual life and a lot of help. I have come a long way. Many people who know me today wouldn’t believe the dark depths I crawled up from.
I spent years trying to numb out, but I could never get numb enough. Nothing was enough to wash away the pain, and then eventually I couldn’t live without it. @m3yogaathens is a testament to my recovery. It is a success story. It is hope, for me, for you, for all of us. Thank you to the people that helped me along the way and thank you to the people that continue to stand by my side. We don’t all get the chance to be on the other side of darkness. Tonight is for my sister. For someone who I wish with all my heart could’ve been with me tonight, but never made it through the darkness. Tonight is for all the people that never did. And for al lthe people that still can. I love you all 💙✌🏽