“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” Henry David Thoreau

I came upon yoga during a period in my life after recovering from trauma, searching for a path to my true and authentic self.

Yoga brought clarity of perspective to a life that was obscured by the past. As stressors began to dissipate, I discovered that peace was accessible even when numerous distractions sought my attention. I found that goodness can pervade everything, wellness is within all of us, and that life is wildly beautiful in all its infinite complexity.

Modern scientific research tells us what the ancient yogins already knew: yoga has the ability to be transformative; physically, emotionally, cognitively.

In a belief that yoga has therapeutic benefits for all, my initial yoga studies were completed as an Integrative Therapeutic Yoga Teacher. This was through Integrative Yoga Therapy, a comprehensive yoga methodology integrating the Kosha system for yoga-based wellness.

I also completed an additional 300 hour studies as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. This combines Ayurveda, the ancient healing science, and yoga for a whole-faceted approach to balanced well-being.

Yoga was the lens that allowed me to shift perspectives and live a life of well-being, and it is from this space where I share the practice with others.

Always a student, traversing life through practice and intention.

Tesha Holso-Dahlenburg, RYT-500, AYS