I know you get many thanks daily; regardless I want to add my own.
The past two months have been significant to me (I can only imagine how I will feel and think in the coming years!) and it is all because I finally took the plunge and came to you. I am beyond grateful that you still have this studio and are teaching. I feel as if I would be lost in a way right now as I would not have gone to another studio or trusted another person to help me.
I accomplished the tangible goals in my life that I wanted, a BA in political science, MA in international relations, and PhD in international politics. I traveled a little, mostly for school. I have two healthy, amazing, strong, determined girls. I am a stay at home mom by choice (and much to my husbands dismay and even anger as he would like not to be the only one financially responsible for us). I have wonderful friends. But I lost me along the way.
The last two years were especially hard dealing with post partum depression that was very serious and very frightening. And since getting better I needed a significant change in my life not just to lose this weight that I am holding on to as a self punishment, but to help me move past my history and figure out how to be who I want to be.
I am slowly finding me and it is really only when I walk into your studio. I never thought a mat could mean so much to me. Yet when I sit down to stretch it is as if I am where I need to be and everything falls into place. I am pushed physically, mentally, and emotionally to face what I do not want to face in order to get where I want to be on the mat, and in my life.
Thank you so much for what you have built and for the providing the opportunity for people like me to be a part of it.
With sincerest gratitude.