Meet our first Heartbreak Kid, Courtney Miller.
Courtney has been a student of mine for several years now, and I’ve had the opportunity to see first hand the growth that she has been through. When I went to San Antonio for the first time, she walked in to meet me, I felt this sense of connection immediately: it was like we already knew each other- two people on the same journey.
“Like many women, I spent my teenage and college years struggling with body image. In fact, I struggled with an eating disorder from middle school into my mid 20’s. No matter how many times I tried to break my habits of food restriction, I always fell back into the same routine.
The practice of Ashtanga Yoga had a profound impact on my ability to understand my disorder and to manage the root cause – anxiety. By continuing to practice, I was able to slowly chip away at my self-hatred and find the self-acceptance underneath. As I accessed that confidence and self-acceptance over and over again, I found myself feeling something I’d never felt before: an appreciation for my body.” ???