How I Met Yoga
A lil background story
Hi! I’m Georgina, born and raised in the Philippines, now living in Nevada, USA with the man I never dreamed of having, but who turned out to be my other half. Growing up, I never envisioned becoming the homemaker and yoga teacher I am today.
I used to be a frontliner in a banking industry.
I was one of those girls who always saw myself in fancy dresses, sleek blazers, and high heels, earning for my family in the fast-paced corporate world. It was as if I was born for the hustle, and shortly after college, I dove into it headfirst.
I was proud to be one of HSBC Philippines' frontliners handling corporate accounts. Started from the ground up until I got an offer as a Relationship Manager in Unionbank (a local bank in the Philippines). Not long after that, I got another offer as an Executive Search Consultant with a breathtaking view from my office at 52nd flr! Pretty cool to work in the tallest building in Makati City. That was one of the highlights of my corporate career.
And for more than five years it was my life—daily client facing, meetings, contracts, quotas/tallies on a board, and conducting interviews as an Executive Consultant.
Then I met my husband
on the chaotic streets of Makati City, the New York of the Philippines, and it upended my life in a way I never saw coming. In just a few months’ time I exchanged my high heels for a pair of boots, my blazers for crop tops, my dresses for leggings, and I found myself trekking through the jungles of Thailand, then traveling across the United States in a tiny home on wheels.
But then Lyme disease hit us both.
Our world started crumbling down as we fought for our lives and searched for cure. My devoted love for yoga began shortly after I got diagnosed in 2017. I was pulled in not because I was interested in exotic poses but rather because I was in extreme pain and seeking healing. Yoga instantly became my Lyme lifeline.
While being fully present in every practice with my yoga mat, the yogic lifestyle naturally worked its wonders in me, despite not having studied the philosophies of what “yoga” really is all about. It involved shaping my attitude, nurturing good habits, becoming self-aware of the little things we do that affects mother nature, and basically becoming congruent with the principles, morals, and ethics of yoga.
It was all effortless
to the point that I was noticing how I started becoming empathetic and yoga even taught me how to be more patient than I ever was. I started to understand the true meaning of "on and off the mat" and the essence of "prana flows where attention goes".
After a year of consistent practice,
I started noticing little improvements, especially with my strength and flexibility, and the benefits kept flooding in. The magic of yoga didn’t just help heal my aches and pain, but it also transformed my soul in a way I can’t put into words. I knew from that day on, this urge to share yoga with the world is what I wanted to pursue in my future.
If you made it this far, thanks so much for reading and getting to know a lil bit of my background. I truly appreciate you being here.