For nearly a decade I had been running my mind and body on coffee, chocolate and a hardcore blackberry addiction. Overworked and underpaid, I was compelled to take Sara Ivanhoe’s Detox Workshop, completely unaware of the positive life changes it would inspire.
Each challenging posture was executed three times; once for body, once for mind and once for our highest self. "What am I willing to give up?" She asked (over a soundtrack of Sanskrit Chants & The Rolling Stones). Om Lam. Surprising answers revealed themselves from deep within; I am willing to give up sugar, I am willing to give up tardiness, I am willing to forgive. The next round of sweat-inducing vinyasas continued; I am willing to give up exercise excuses, I am willing to turn my phone off for an hour a day, I am willing to love myself (as I am!). Like shedding unnecessary layers of a lesser-self I left that steamy room a glowing version of who I was to become. These small but strong changes lead to a committed practice, a surge in creativity and renewed confidence.
I attended Sara's classes at first once, then twice, and ultimately 3-5 times a week. Within this time I landed my dream job, was accepted to my top school and secured a FULL grant. I owe my life to YogaWorks. Thank you for creating a sacred space in which I was safe to transform! It's no mistake I stumbled into Sara Ivanhoe's class that day (Coffee, chocolate and blackberry in hand).