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So where do I begin…
Hello. My name is Anjulie. I am a recent graduate from Central Washington University. I absolutely love yoga & food. And yes, I’m traveling to India and Italy this Fall. So this is how it all began; during my last school year I felt something missing. I was coming to the end of my college career. Four very long years. All that hard work I put into being a good student to graduate with a degree I wasn’t all that sure about what to do with, or what to do with my life for that matter. Then one day over winter break I was surfing the internet and found myself stuck on any site that was about yoga. Yoga has always played a part in my life, not an entirely huge role, but a part nonetheless. Taking the random class at the gym, or college class every other quarter, and always carrying around that yoga mat just in case. Yoga is such a comfort to me; the soft, pliable material of the mat in between my fingers, the positivity that after those 45 minutes I’ll feel more controlled and relaxed. Also, the physical benefits can be amazing! I began to push myself. Going to the 6am morning yoga classes Monday-Thursday along with cardio workouts throughout the week. I lost about twenty pounds before graduation. Along with the physical bonuses, I saw a change in my attitude towards life…and a realization of so much I’ve yet to learn, see, or do!
I decided I wanted to study yoga and become a certified teacher. So I found a yoga program that inspired me and started planning my post-college-graduation-trip to a school in Rishikesh, India. Then my college bestie, Tia, joking mentioned I should visit her while she’s studying abroad in Florence, Italy…I laughed. Then somehow when I was looking for flight tickets, the detour to Italy kept creeping into my mind - and I bought the tickets!! Who could pass up a little trip for that delicious gelato? ;)
So India and Italy it is! This blog is where you can follow all my stories of this new journey. I will be leaving for India this Saturday, Oct 5th! (I cannot believe it’s already here!) The yoga program is 6 weeks long. Then I’ll be traveling to Italy on Nov 17th, visiting Tia until I return to the states on Dec 3rd. I am ridiculously grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to see what life has in store for me. New experiences, new people, new food! Yoga!