PATHFINDERSreflections-Erika

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Yoga has opened endless doors to new possibilities in my life. Being raised by a single mother I was always taught to be strong and powerful. Growing up i struggled to keep that strong powerful personality up. For as long as I can remember I always hid my authentic feelings. Running from my fear of being seen as a weak person, I bottled up my feelings. I carried a lot of unfelt emotions in my body. The night I Had my break through I knew I had to take action. I knew my body was trying to tell me something. My body was slowing peeling away the layers I had worked so hard to push down and ignore.

After a lot of searching and self doubt I took a risk to meet Misti and attend a class. From that class on I knew this was what my body, mind and soul was needing all along, connection. Working with Misti has opened my eyes and my heart to have compassion for myself. I am on a journey to healing my inner child, I’m learning how to love and nurture myself. Pathfinders is a safe place to connect with woman of all ages. It is a place where it is okay to be vulnerable, something huge that I’ve taken with me from pathfinders is that showing my real authentic self is being in my greatness. Every time I go in I leave feeling empowered and that is what keeps me coming back every week. I am full of gratitude with my progress with yoga, self healing and self discovery through Pathfinders and with the help of Misti. I will keep walking my journey to become whole again.

Erika lives and works in Nashville. She is on the path to becoming a certified yoga teacher and has plans to pursue teaching as a way to help others connect, share and heal. 

PATHFINDERSreflections-Cassie

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Pathfinders yoga has truly been a blessing in my life. I came to yoga in a state of internal choas. The negative self talk , expectations of the world, and the daily routinely of going to work and surviving had gotten to me. Yoga and meditation became the remedy to cleanse my spirit and restore confidence within myself. The teachings have given me a thought perspective and a new set of skills to handle the journey of life. I thank Misti for helping me strengthen my spiritual connection with God. That renewed connection has brought a restoration of self-love and self-care. The personal program that Misti created for me was challenging and helped me achieve a deep appreciation for mediation and reflection through the yoga practice. In 5 weeks my life has been transformed and words cannot express my gratitude for Misti and Pathfinders yoga.

Cassie is a Nashville native. She currently works as a Recreation Leader for Metro Parks and Recreation. Cassie has a creative knack for repurposed furniture and she’s on the path to becoming a certified yoga teacher.