three. How did you find yourself on the mat?
I found myself on my mat towards the middle of my sophomore year at The College of Charleston. That was a really rough year for me: trying to balance my time between working two jobs to pay the bills, going to class every day, studying my ass off, and trying to maintain a social life was exhausting. All in all, I felt like there was just something missing in my life. I was searching for an outlet where I could dissipate some of the emotional and physical tension that I had been holding onto. That was when a dear friend of mine introduced me to Yoga. I immediately fell in love with everything about the practice. From that day forward, Yoga became my escape and my forever teacher. It is on my mat, my four corners, where I have cried, where I have fallen, where I have picked myself back up, where I have laughed, where I have learned, and where I have always felt most alive.