After a little break because of the birth of my son Xavier, I have another Heartbreak Kids Episode releasing. This one is with my friend Irene from Guatemala. As with many of my students, we connected over a common topic. Addiction. She told me that she had struggled with addiction and when I told her my story, she opened up to me. Our stories were very similar. We stayed in contact and I got to witness her growth which is always the most rewarding thing about being a teacher. Addiction give us so much guilt and shame so to help someone work through that is an honor and privilege. It’s why I teach today.
And it’s why I continue to explore my student’s stories with this podcast.
” I knew there was hope for myself when I heard Taylor talking about how Ashtanga yoga changed his life and helped him with his addiction. That was a crucial moment in my life. I decided to give it a try and I had a feeling a could also have a better life without alcohol and drugs. Ashtanga came into my life like a thunderbolt…. it struck me right where I needed it the most. “My Ego”, my demons, and all the shit I was carrying came out.
Now every day that I step on my mat, I have a new opportunity to be a better version of myself and wouldn’t change that for anything.” -Irene