The Power of Surrender
At the age of 19, I was in a terrible car accident that left me with debilitating back and neck pain. At 23, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and 2 herniated discs in my low back. I was in so much pain that I couldn’t bend over to touch my toes. I was told by doctors that I needed surgery and was prescribed medications to ease the pain. Thankfully, I didn’t have the surgery but I grew dependent on drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. Exercise was out of the question. I had never been one to exercise, but the thought of trying to move my body more than sitting on the couch was overwhelming.
At 27, I found yoga and Pilates and began to change my life. At age 33 with my husband and two baby boys (just 18 months apart), I moved to Florida and started Beach Yoga with Kerri. I ran local yoga classes at the beach for just $5. Everything seemed perfect except my marriage was falling apart. My husband and I separated due to his alcoholism and my son was diagnosed with Autism. My world was devastated. I began searching for healing, not only for my fibromyalgia, but in my marriage and for my son.
It took many years of prayer, therapy, marriage counseling, 12 step recovery, and faith in God to restore what was lost. In those years, I found a deep relationship with God on my yoga mat. I began to understand how God speaks to us through our bodies and our minds and how it is possible to surrender and trust that everything is exactly the way that it is supposed to be.
Today, my husband and I have the relationship I have always dreamed of and both my children are doing amazing. No, it hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it. I am living a life I never thought possible. I can do things with my body that doctors told me was impossible. My desire is to help others also discover that they too can change and find freedom in their mind, body, and spirit. I’m here to tell you change can happen for anyone. All it takes is a willing spirit and the courage to take the first step.
Get ready for a saucy sweaty workout! Using our small ball and a heavy resistance band, we will get an amazing core and lower body workout!
This 60-minute practice will leave you feeling full of love and gratitude for your yoga practice! There are some challenging postures in this class but options are given for all levels of students.
Grab a broom stick and join me for this killer 27 min Pilates workout!
This 27-minute towel workout will surprise you! Enjoy this dynamic, full-body Pilates workout using just a small hand towel. All levels!
It’s Magic Circle time! This 28 min class is packed full of awesome movement to work your entire body! If you are looking for something quick but effective, check out this class!
4,7,8 is a powerful breathing technique to help you relax or help you fall asleep. Please use this any time of the day that you need to de-stress and relax.
This class focuses on hip and hamstring strength for anyone who is wanting more mobility in their hips. It is great for those who sit all day, runners, and it’s also pregnancy-friendly and a great practice for mothers to be.
Level 2 class. This upper body class has lots of advanced arm balances however don’t let that scare you. I will teach you fun progression to build up your upper body strength. You will want to yoga blocks and a strap for this class.