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Tales of Transformation

Yoga practice has the power to transform our lives—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Here, inspired yogis share their personal stories with the YJ community.

The Strength of Purpose
When her son is diagnosed with autism, yoga helps Erin Turner focus her energy to keep him well.

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Lost and Found
After a tragic loss, Jessica Ritter finds her Self again through yoga.

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On My Feet Again
Decades after a paralyzing stroke, yoga restores Gale-Ann Maier's strength and stability.

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Calming Breath
A panic disorder had Rashel Fitchett sick with anxiety and fear, until pranayama helps restore peace in her life.

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Deep Nourishment
Through yoga, Emma Essery learns to change her thoughts and her battle with her body.

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Back in the Saddle
Back and neck pain forced cowboy Albert Marquis to hang up the reins. Through basic yoga stretching, he finds his way back into the saddle.

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A Visualization of Healing
Suffering from brain damage after a car accident, Robin Cohn finds acceptance through yoga.

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Finding Peace in My Humanity
In her darkest hour, Sherri Meyer learns there is light in every crack.

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Back to Balance
After losing part of her foot to Sepsis, Kelly Larson rediscovers balance—physically and emotionally—through the lessons of yoga.

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A Run to Begin Again
After a devastating car accident, yoga helps Sima Tamaddon run again.

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Seized by Yoga
Diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Sharon Powell's seizures threatened to withhold her from a normal existence. Through yoga, Sharon learns to reclaim her life.

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It all looks very inspirational, but I was hoping I could find a tale of transformation from someone who was able to overcome his/her own intern asshole-ness or such... That's the kind of hope and inspiration I need for myself right now.

Never too late to add another if you find him/her!

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