Updated: Mar 25, 2021
I am so excited to be writing this my first blog on my new website!
Welcome to Gentle Warrior.com my name is Sarah.
If you had told me 4 years ago that I would be writing this I would never have believed you. I was at such a low point in my life never quite getting out of the hole I found myself in. I had no sense of self worth, I was in constant fear. I struggled to get out of my house and I couldn’t be the person I wanted and need to be for my family.
Then 4 years ago I started working with a teacher who showed me that there was a different way and that I had the power to change and stop being a victim of my own circumstances. I started practicing yoga and meditation everyday and within 7 months my life had completely changed. Working with my medical team I slowly came off all the medication I was on. I quit my job and started training in holistic therapies and entered a new chapter in my life.
From there I haven’t looked back, the road has not been easy and along the way I have had to face some pretty scary battles and learn how to work with difficult emotions and the effects these have on my body. I have also had to learn a whole new way of being, to offer myself love and compassion, work with pleasure instead of self-punishment. This behaviour has been very difficult to change.
In doing all this work I have gotten stronger, more empowered, braver within myself bit by bit and so here I am, doing work that I absolutely love and now writing about it doing it. For so long my soul felt buried and forgotten and now I feel it beating alongside me in my work and my everyday, when I teach classes, give massages, or one-to-one sessions.
I am grateful beyond words for my journey getting me to this point, for my family, friends and teachers who have walked beside me supporting me, enabling me to break free and now do what I feel called to do.
(Photography is by Katrina Shepherd)