Nicole Dawkins My yoga journey began over 20 years ago as an on-and-off physical exercise in my hometown of Detroit where yoga wasn’t very accessible. Over time, I started to notice that when I was the furthest away from my mat, I was also the furthest away from mental and emotional well-being. So I began seeking yoga as a sort of therapy to help me overcome a very difficult childhood. Because of the inaccessibility of yoga, that yearn took me to places I never would have gone and introduced me to people I never would’ve known. I can confidently say that yoga changed the trajectory of my life, and I am extremely grateful for that.
The practice of yoga reminds us that there is no perfect, right, or done. We are all in a constant state of change and evolution, and that looks different for each of us. There are always new ways to push our minds and bodies no matter your age, body type or fitness level. Meditation and physical practices that align mind, body, and breath are in my opinion some of the most important steps to overall wellness. I hope to bring some of that energy in my classes.