My Journey to Wholeness

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My journey towards wholeness began the moment I came into this world.  I believe the reason we are here on this earth is to heal- a journeying home to a feeling of wholeness as you’ve always known it, but have somehow lost touch with it along the way.

It wasn’t until I began studying Eastern and Western Psychology at Brock University in my 3rd year (2007), when I realized the path I was on. I became fascinated in studying the Eastern Psychologies- Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism  as well as the Western Psychologies- mostly Experiential and Transpersonal,  and the integration of the two.  Through the lens of Eastern Psychology I discovered a completely new way of seeing, thinking and experiencing the world that totally liberated me.  There was no turning back.

Prior to learning about the transformative effects of meditation on the body, mind and soul layers, I experienced what I now know as panic attacks. But I didn’t quite know at the time that this was what it was. A feeling of complete entrapment, as though I were being sucked into a black hole. I remember feeling like I would never be able to come out of it once I was there. A truly trance state. The pressure of always having to keep working harder, better, faster. Always needing to attain higher and higher grades, the competition between classmates and the constant anxiety about whether or not I would find a good paying job upon graduation. These recurring thoughts were almost unbearable. When I made the decision to take my first Eastern Psychology course and Yoga class in the Winter of 2007, I had no idea this would take me where I am now.

A year and a half after graduation, I knew it was time for me to take the next step to embody the wisdom I had learned years previous. My body was yearning for it and I had no other choice but to comply with its wishes. The body is a powerful teacher. In October 2011, I enrolled in a Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Therapy Toronto, graduating in June 2012. I have been studying, practicing and teaching Yoga ever since.

When I wake up in the morning all I can think about is sharing the beauty and healing powers of meditation with the world. I wish nothing more then to share this gift with you!