w e l c o m e I am thrilled that you're taking the time to check out my blog and find out a little more about me.
My intention is to share with you enough about myself that you'll get a good sense of who I am and a little about my background.
Truth be told, I don't believe that sharing every detail of the past is necessary to connect with another on the deep level of understanding that comes after we've experienced trial or trauma. That being said, here is a small peak into my background, should anyone reading this ever be struggling - regardless of our respective stories - know that they are not alone.
May my story serve to encourage others along their own healing journey.
I am a yoga instructor, intuitive healer, and doctoral student of Ayurveda -- things I only learned would become my path, a very large part of my dharma, after surviving a traumatic marriage in my early twenties. Thankfully, God used my yoga practice to help me heal. I realized during that tumultuous time that yoga was how I was also supposed to help others. Back then, I had no idea how much it would change and shape my life!
Now it's been over ten years since I began practicing, and though I have come a very long way, I am still healing. I don't accept that it will be a lifelong process, however isn't it true that so much of the trauma we endure, we can trace roots back to way before any one incident ever occurred, or even any one relationship? I was wounded prior to being in an abusive relationship, and trying to trace back wounds that old can become a wild goose chase. Instead of allowing myself to question every interaction with my parents or peers in my childhood, I choose to take responsibility for my part and for my healing. I do not blame anyone for anything I've been through -- after all, hurting people are the ones who hurt people -- and blame only causes more friction and pain. Instead, I seek explanation in order to move forward with the healing process.
I am a firm believer that life happens for us and not to us.
I am still working on myself, but in the process I have learned so much about this path of true healing. It is healing that far exceeds placing any one type of band-aid over a wound, and instead must penetrate to the soul.
I love helping others help themselves as well, equipping them with the tools they need to do the necessary work. I would love to hear from you and any feedback regarding my blog, or comments and activity on my posts are most welcome. I also have a Facebook page and Instagram that I'd be honored for you to check out. www.facebook.com/cristinadossantosyoga www.instagram.com/yogicdossantos