Through this journey to become a yoga teacher, I have learned that I am a lot stronger than I gave myself credit for in the past. I have always prided myself on being Diane’s daughter as she was one of the strongest women I have ever known and I was able to call her my mom and best friend. In the past six months, I have learned a new normal and felt the emptiness in my days. Taking more yoga classes to obtain my certification allowed me to deepen my practice and reflect on the gift of love my mom instilled in me. It also made me realize not everyone has that kind on unconditional love and relationship in their lives. As a yoga teacher I want to create a space where people feel love and support to practice freely and feel part of a community. My intention as a yoga teacher is to give to others as much as my mom gave to me.