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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 29, 2021
Day 21 - 29 ✔️
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 20, 2021
Day 16 - Day 20 ✔️
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 15, 2021
Day 13 - Day 15 ✔️
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 12, 2021
Day 12 ✔️
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 11, 2021
Day 11 ✔️
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 10, 2021
Day 10 ✔️
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 09, 2021
Day 9 ✔️
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 08, 2021
Day 7 & Day 8 ✔️
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 07, 2021
Day 6 ✅
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 05, 2021
Day 5
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 04, 2021
Day 4 ✔️
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 03, 2021
Day 3
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 02, 2021
Day 2
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November's 30 Day Challenge
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Nov 01, 2021
Day 1 😀
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Introduce yourself
In General Discussion
Mary Hardison
Oct 13, 2021
Hello everyone! My name is Mary Hardison & I am the owner & sole yoga instructor (for now :)) of this Virtual Yoga Studio. It's my pleasure to meet all of you! I'm 38 years old, married to my awesome PIC (Partner in Crime!), Jeb & we have 5 children, so life can be CRAZY at times but I wouldn't trade it for anything! ❤️ I started out my working career in the contractor sector supporting the US Navy/Marine Corp at Patuxent River Naval Base. I've grown this career from being an administrative assistant to now managing a whole Contracts Department - whew, it can be a lot sometimes! I've always be into Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Crystals, & Chakras but wanted a career where I could "make money" - ah, the decisions of a young 18 year old that had no idea that you needed to find a job that would make you happy since you'd be there the bulk of your days! If I could go back... I wouldn't change a thing because it led me here to all of you lovely people! I started my own personal transformation in 2011, when I decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery because I was 250 lbs on a 4'10 frame and I was MISERABLE, to the point I began suffering from panic attacks! After my surgery, I was able to drop all of the weight within a year and got down to a healthy 130 lbs. Since 2011, I've maintained that weight loss and in fact with the addition of doing and teaching yoga every day, I've lost even more weight & am now down to a leaner but more muscley (that's a Mary word for ya! :)) body. After losing all the weight, I then went on a quest to find my life partner & that lead me back to my high school sweetheart - Jeb, who was always "the one that got away". 7 years ago (almost 8 now), I made a bold move to get back into a relationship with him & it worked! Today, we're married & we fall in love with each other all over again every day! After getting that part of my life together, I then went on a quest to get sober. I had a drinking problem for many years; in fact, I used alcohol to mask any kind of uncomfortable feelings I had - I hated dealing with them! But in using alcohol to hide from life, my life became all about alcohol - how sad is that? I realized it was a problem, when I began promising my kids things & then I'd break that promise because I'd start drinking & then I'd lose myself in the bottle. No bueno! So I chose my sober date - a date to remember, September 11th, 2018. My last drink was September 10th & I went out with a bang, drank myself through an entire weekend! I look back on that weekend with such shame but what came out of that shameful weekend was a beautiful thing - I just celebrated 3 years of sobriety this year & I can say my life is sooo much better without that bottle by my side! Less than a year into my sobriety, tragedy struck & my father was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer in January 2019; less than 6 months later he passed away. Cancer's a bitch! I was lucky in that I have an awesome support system; my husband, who isn't much of a drinker, my best friend, who's sober herself, my mom & my sister who don't drink, so in those 6 months of watching my dad wither away into nothing, I never picked up a bottle - I didn't need to! I had my support system & I was beginning my yoga journey at the same time so I was learning that feelings are temporary & life is not without tragedy, that's the beauty of life - to be able to see the good thru the bad! After my father passed away, I began meditating for hours on end to try & make sense of my Father’s death, he was only 59 years old after all. Meditating gave me the clarity I was seeking to figure out how I could have something positive come out of my Father’s death, however before I could put any of my ideas into action, the Pandemic of 2020 hit & being in lock-down exacerbated my anxiety to the point that my panic attacks came back, in full force – I was having them every day in the beginning of the pandemic & I knew I needed to do something. Meditation helped me to make sense of my Father’s death but I couldn’t breathe, let alone deep breath enough to get into a meditative state due to my panic attacks so I decided to get physical & started practicing the physical form of yoga 2x a day. I did this for at least a year; within 30 days, however, my panic attacks were gone & the crushing anxiety I felt over the world stopping due to the Pandemic was almost non-existent. Out of my meditation sessions right after my father’s death & out of the 2x daily practice of physical yoga, as well as a very personal talk with my big sister, I realized I wanted, no scratch that I NEEDED to learn how to teach Yoga so that I could help other people get thru times of crisis, trauma’s & to deal with life in general & so my journey began to learn all I could to be able to teach this amazing practice to the world! I received my 200 Hour Certification in May 2020. Today, Oct 2021 as I write this, I am teaching 5 days a week & my business is growing weekly; I’m still working as a government contractor but it’s only a matter of time before this virtual studio will be my full time job. 😊 I can’t wait to see where this business takes me… more important than that, I can’t wait to see where this little virtual studio takes YOU!! Thank you for trusting me with your bodies, believing in me with your minds, & supporting me with your spirit!! ~With Joy & Peace, Mary~
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