I can’t believe it’s been 5 years for Yoga City. What a journey it has been. I made it!!!! Woohoo!! I am so grateful for all the good, the bad and the ugly from the last five years. It’s been more good than bad, a few ugly moments but nothing compares to all the good, the love and happiness the last 5 years has brought into my life and the life of Yoga City. It’s been 5 years of growth for me, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. I have learned so much in the last 5 years than I thought possible.
How Yoga City started
Yoga City was only a small dream 5 years ago, I had no idea where this journey would take me. I remember having a conversation with a coworker 7 years ago, I was 40 years old and I had asked him for some advice. I wasn’t sure what to do anymore. I was so over with the corporate world, it didn’t make me happy. I wanted to settle down and have a family or adopt a child or start my own business.
As much as I wanted all of it, it seemed very impossible at the time. There was no man in my life to settle down and have family with at that time. The thought of having a child was what I really wanted. But I knew I couldn’t adopt a child without having my own home (I was renting then) and I really wanted to own my home to make it a home for us. I wanted to be financially stable in order to bring a child into my life. I wanted to be able to give this child everything! So I wasn’t really ready. The last option I’ve got in my bag was to start something on my own. A year later after lots of thinking, searching, studying, and working at Yoga studios, Yoga City was born!
I had to learn to trust in the process
I have learned to be patient, to trust in the universe, trust in myself, believe in myself and love myself. Lessons I knew I had to learn that were a struggle for me. I always tell my YTT’s (Yoga Teachers) that Yoga City saved me. Before Yoga City I was lost, sad and broken, and I had no idea where my life path was going to take me. So I had to learn to trust in the process. Trust in the Divine, my angels and most of all in myself. I was tested numerous times. More times than I would have imagined! Lol. And I made a few business decisions that almost cost me, my inner self, my sanity, and Yoga City. But everything happens for a reason. It made me stronger and somewhere inside me, I knew that Yoga City belonged here. It was meant to be and was divinely guided.
If God brought you to it, He will guide you through it
Yoga City was born to help heal the ones that needed healing. A space of healing, love and light. So I fought with all I had to make it right for myself, but most of all for the members and the staff of Yoga City. If it wasn’t for all of you ( for all of us) I couldn’t have made it this far. I am very grateful and thankful for each one of you. You bring so much joy into my life and it’s all of you that keeps me going. I would say the first few years of Yoga City were extremely hard and lots of tears, sweat and fear. But I believe if God brought you to it, He will guide you through it. I would tell myself that a lot. I still do and I believe it with all my heart.
Everyone should be practicing Yoga
I dreamed of helping to change the world one yogi at a time. I dreamed of helping people to heal and become kinder, more loving people to themselves and to others. The world needs more yogi’s and I always say this. Everyone should be practicing yoga! It is such a powerful gift to be flowing and spreading that positive energy of love and light to yourself and to others all around you. I felt the need to be a part of that “collective of wanting to be the change” I would like to see in the world. I hope with all my heart and soul that I was able to convey that message through Yoga City.
An amazing man, 3 step kids, and Luna
Reflecting back and writing this blog (tears rolling down my face). I see how all of my dreams have come true. We spend so much time reflecting on what we don’t have when we actually have everything we ever needed and more. I now own my first home and fell in love with an amazing man, Jorge…(you came into my life at the right time and I am very grateful for you). I also have 3 step kids! I know right! 3 kids! What was I thinking! Lol! I am so happy and proud to call them family. I love all of them very much and grateful to have them in my life. This is the family I always dreamed about. And then came Luna, my sweet, funny beautiful potcake. Luna, you have brought so much love, happiness and laughter into our lives. Not only my life but also at the studio. The members love you so much and love to seeing you at the studio. More than me sometimes! Lol!
Yoga City 5 year Celebration
And now after all these years. I get to celebrate this 5 year milestone with all my closest friends, family, the YC tribe, and the members. I am so excited and proud of all of you. We all have come so far in our yoga practice. Let’s keep radiating love and light to everyone we meet. Let’s inspire the world one yogi at a time! I’m so grateful to each and everyone who came to celebrate with Yoga City. Cheers to 5 more years of blessings, love, light, healing, prosperity and an abundance of laughter, joy, vibrant health and gratefulness.
Om Shanti Om.
Registered Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master/Teacher, Crystal Healer, and Business Owner at Yoga City Mississauga. Mary’s knowledge of yoga has been developed for over a decade. She began her Teacher Training program 5 years ago and truly enjoys teaching students and being a part of their yogic journey to self-transformation. Mary’s knowledge of the subtle energy system, Bhagavad Gita and philosophy of yoga weave their way through her entire training program. Her strong knowledge of class sequencing pair with her understanding of anatomy and physiology provides an excellent foundation for each student.