When gifted a trip to Nepal I was both excited and terrified. I have a breathing issue that restricts my ability to exercise. The thought of trekking terrified me. I was introduced to Sheri for training for the trek. As always with exercise, I was embarrassed and nervous and half-assed believing that I would actually change my habits this time. Sheri’s welcoming nature and pure love energy allowed me to feel safe and really let down my embarrassment. I don’t recall ever allowing myself to feel as vulnerable as I did with her about my body and my fears ~ she created that safe space.
In moving our exercise session outside to the stairwell where I was actually trying to train she help me find a balance of exertion and rest that really changed my way of working with my breathing issue – it allowed me to lovingly reconnect with my body and build my endurance. It also built my pride, kindness (rather than sadness or detachment) toward my body and my health.
I now know how to exert to a level that is building endurance and strength, with gentleness and optimism.
THANK YOU SHERI!!
Annie Jacobsen, NepalRead Full Testimonial