Mandy Flannery, E-RYT 200 RYT500
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Yoga is a healing force. Yoga gives us strength when we feel weak. Yoga gives us community when we feel isolated. Yoga invites us to find our true voice when we feel silenced. Yoga heals the body when we are injured and broken. Yoga heals the mind when we are struggling. Yoga heals and brings us closer to our true selves.
My own journey to yoga came out of hardship. A year into our marriage, my husband Pat was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. While finishing graduate school, I became full time caretaker for my husband while he underwent chemo and radiation therapy. For an hour a day, the mat became my solace. Yoga gave me the space I needed to open up and be raw, and fully embrace the brokenness I felt in that moment. And in the same breath, gave me the space I needed to rebuild; to find strength from deep within. It gave me the power and the courage to continue to fight. A year after Pat was declared cancer free, I became a yoga instructor.
Today, I am thankful for the opportunity to share this healing practice with others. Using anatomy-based, conscious movement techniques and meditative practices, I offer my students a full experience for the mind and body to begin to heal from physical and emotional trauma.
You can connect with me on Instagram @thetealyogi