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Yoga Transformed Me After Trauma and Sexual Assault
As a child, Ebony Smith survived sexual assault but didn’t have the tools to cope with the trauma until years later, when she found yoga. Now, she’s bringing the practice to her community, and others in crisis.
Yoga Transformed Me After Suicidal Thoughts
Young Latina are facing elevated risks of suicidal ideation in the U.S. Here, how yoga brought one young woman—Alejandra Suarez—back from the edge and into the role of teacher.
Yoga Transformed Me After Depression
Brad Wetzler found himself over-medicated, in a fog, and uncomfortable in his own skin. But yoga reminded him how to open his heart and feel whole again.
Yoga Transformed Me After Financial Ruin and Loss
Finding herself homeless and miles away from her daughter, Cleo Childress discovered abundance through yoga.
Yoga Transformed Me After Constant Pressure
After building the perfect life in DC, debilitating anxiety drained Paige Pichler of her power and strength. Here, how yoga helped her start over and feel worthy again.
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