Often called the Urban Yogi, I am a Yoga teacher, international DJ and single mother.
My journey officially started when in 1996, after a traumatic injury during the Canada Games which ended my athletic career in 4 seconds. While recovering I found a copy of Autobiography of a Yogi which then led me to discover my mother’s copies of Light on Yoga, Yoga the Iyengar Way, The Bhagavad Gita and a poster of Dharma Mittra’s 608 Asana. It was in those discoveries that I realized that Yoga had been with me all of my life weaving in and out of my childhood and adolescence and I ran from it at every turn. However when I needed it the most, the practice, was there. It brought me back from the brink of losing everything I had worked so hard to achieve during my athletic career to a place of stillness and healing. I spent the rest of that summer in full leg cast and crutches, secluded in my parent’s basement, trying to wrap my mind around this age old practice and its concepts.
To read more about Selena, her certifications & her journey, check out http://www.selenaisles.com/selenaindepth/
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