yogi of the month – elizabeth petty

this title is reserved for yogis who have shown a strong dedication to their practice, are enthusiastic about their growth, and enjoy sharing it with others.
the practice of yoga has partnered with my spirit to fight breast cancer. tranquil space has become my refuge from the outside world, a place where serenity triumphs chaos and confidence conquers fear. it is a place to heal the heart and a chance to forgive myself. it is the unknowing that now brings me joy as before it was my greatest fear. yoga is teaching me to trust my spiritually and search deeper into the empty space, not the space that has been filled.

i cannot imagine my life without the practice of yoga and the daily joy it brings me. the staff at tranquil space has embraced my energy and made me feel as though being a new yogi is equally acceptable as those who have already achieved a higher level of awareness. it is the state of being that has value; it’s not where you are going or where you have come from.

as a cancer patient, it is not easy being in the present. before, the more educated i became about the disease, i felt as though i had control and power over the fight to survive. now, i’m not so sure. as i release the power of the temporal and shift the knowing into feeling, my understanding of disease has begun to change.

3 thoughts on “yogi of the month – elizabeth petty

  1. Crystal

    October 29, 2009 at 6:19pm

    you are a beautiful inspiration to all of us elizabeth!

  2. colleen

    October 29, 2009 at 11:36pm

    Elizabeth, you bring a beautiful energy to the classes you attend. I am inspired by your courage when you write of the “unknowing that now brings me joy as before it was my greatest fear”. Namaste.

  3. Cecilia

    November 2, 2009 at 2:53pm

    I’m so pleased you won this award! It’s well-deserved. You are a very inspirational woman.

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