In 1997 at the age of 29, I found out that I had breast cancer. I was 8 weeks pregnant with my second child. I remember having mammograms from as early as the age of 16. It was almost as if I was anticipating getting cancer, seeing as I had already lost my mother, sister and father to the 'dis-ease'.
I was diagnosed as having a very aggressive, fast growing, and extremely rare form of breast cancer. My oncologist and surgeon gave me a less than 10% chance of surviving.
I was advised to terminate my pregnancy so as to start treatment immediately. And also seeing that my cancer was oestrogen receptive positive, my doctors were concerned that the pregnancy which thrives on oestrogen would hasten the spreading of the cancer.
I went into survival mode! Somehow, something inside me changed. I made a conscious decision to heal no matter what. I went against their recommendations and decided to go ahead with the pregnancy.
Today I am still here to tell my story.
I believe that healing, through self awareness, self love, self acceptance, taking full responsibility for what is going on in our lives and bringing ourselves back into alignment, is a big part of everyone’s soul purpose here. Some people don’t bother with healing until they’re presented with an ultimatum by their body.We have been led to believe that when we get sick, it is our genetics, or just bad luck and that doctors alone hold the key to optimal health.
Our bodies are equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that are under the influence of thoughts, feelings and beliefs that originate in our minds. Healthy mind... healthy body.
Yoga teaches you a life philosophy that recognises the mind, body, soul connection.
Establishing this connection to our inner most self, we promote a healthy relationship with ourselves.
It is my mission, that through my own personal experience and intense yoga and philosophy training, I can help, inspire and provide the necessary tools so that others may find peace with themselves and discover their life mission and therefore, achieve their dreams and become fulfilled. So many people are in so much pain in some form or shape whether it be depresssion, unhappiness, emptiness, with the most serious, being disease. The philosophy that I am sharing deals with all these various states.