So here it goes....The past year has been transforming for me. I joined CrossFit Select almost a year ago under the biggest hesitation but with the constant pestering of Linja Usher. Little did I know the impact it was going to have on my life.
I live with the disability of being almost deaf. This has caused me to be a recluse from social situation. Due to this and other circumstances, I had been fighting depression and anxiety for the better part of 2 years and have had a history of this throughout my life. CrossFit Select has not only given me a new path but has also inspired me to explore a new parallel path by taking the yoga teacher training at The Clarity Centre.
I am healthier and stronger than ever. The people at CrossFit Select are amazing! The coaches, Tommy Snarr, Holly Ada Christine, Chris Harrington and Lori Mayer have been patient with me, encouraged me and recognized the progress I have made at key points when I was feeling down. Even though they probably didn't realize it, they have been key to everything I have accomplished over the past year. Tommy even let me teach yoga to help me get my teacher certificate! A community well worth being a part of.
I have also had some very inspirational yoga teachers cross my path, supporting me through the many 20-hour weekends and so many hours of additional practice. Elena Rizzuti-Spina showed me yoga can be tough and strong. Denise Pala showed me the romance. Angela Jackson – LIFE is still showing me how to reach athletes. David Bink showed me the elegance, and most importantly, Che Marville brought it all back for me when I was faced with an internal conflict.
Yoga has also taught me to calm my mind and keep faith in the world. Teaching has brought a whole new perspective to my life. I thrive on teaching and helping students achieve results. I want to give back to my community and inject back the love and good will I have been shown over the past year.
All of these people have been amazing at giving me the courage to get back my life, and I will continue to forge my path to a healthier lifestyle. I look forward to teaching at The Clarity Centre in the coming months and WOD'ing up with the people CrossFit Select