"The darkest moments of our lives are what show us our capacity to shine."
"Alex is a Vancouver based entrepreneur and yoga teacher. She is the founder of Girlvana Yoga, Ladyvana Retreats and the co-owner of Distrikt Movement in North Vancouver. She is currently writing her first book to be published with Random House in 2018." ( http://www.alexmazerolle.com )
I have had the pleasure of having a few skype dates with this incredible woman, who has become one of my greatest role models within a short period of time. Alex is my definition of a STRONG girl, and I'm going to let you in on a few key moments from our conversations that have really stuck with me. Talking to Alex for the first time on Skype a few months ago, I found myself opening up, sharing my story with her almost instantly- we were looking at each other through a screen, yet I felt a connection on a much deeper level. I poured out my heart and soul to this girl, and she supported me through it all. She LISTENED. We laughed, we cried, and I left our chat feeling more inspired than ever.
I believe a lot of us are often caught up in our own problems and stories that we forget the importance of LISTENING to others. Alex is a pro when it comes to this- she guides teen girls through her Girlvana program, which focuses on using yoga and meditation as a form of healing. I encourage you to check out Girlvana- they host incredible retreats for teens that literally sound like a DREAM! I am planning on attending a retreat in 2017.
"Growing up, nobody was talking about mindfullness, nobody was really talking about yoga, I didn't have a meditation practice, I still thought that journalling was this secret thing that I did that made me weird and sensitive.... All of these are tools that I've come to realize have been so healing for me. They're not stupid- they're real." I think the awareness is getting bigger and bigger, and its getting younger and younger." "I used to have this complex that im too young to do this- But if I have anything to say to you, its that THAT is your POWER- that you are YOUNG. You ARE connected to the pulse of things, and you can CONNECT to young girls in a way that their parents can't. So really trust your gut with that."
Afterall... "Success is only determined by how much your willing to work for it, and how enthusiastic you're willing to stay throughout the process. "