Who we are

Hi, I’m Francia, my yogic journey began in 2000 when I became pregnant while recovering from alcohol abuse, and childhood trauma; years later ‘yoga saved my life’ from a deep and debilitating depression.  Till this day yoga continues to offer me a change in perspective and grounded foundation to deal with mental and emotional turmoil; a way to maintain a strong, healthy body and mind, and a connection to source that guides my spiritual journey.

In 2007 I became a Yoga Alliance certified 200hr vinyasa yoga teacher; since then I’ve continued to deepen my knowledge of yoga by studying other disciplines such as Vipassana, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Bikram, Gentle yoga, Tibetan heart yoga, Kids yoga, and Tantra. My passion for yoga stems from the deepest gratitude for yogas' self-healing qualities: a stabilizing mental attitude and nurturing a continuous and deepening connection to a greater power.

I am a member and practitioner of the Still Water Sangha meditation community and most recently sat for a 10 day immersive Vipassana meditation course.  I’m a Plant-based nutrition specialist, and a certified level II Reiki worker.

 

What I have to offer is a chance to look at things in a different light, an opportunity to interrupt self-defeating, and negative patterns of thinking while introducing the idea that you always have a choice, to be and do something different. 

 

My husband, Terry, on the other hand comes from a more practical background as: a former world class athlete, international entrepreneur and competitive business professional, that encompasses many aspects and disciplines within the business culture.  His spiritual journey stems from his myriad experiences and life changing challenges that led him to the yogic, meditative, non-violent and spiritual path he has walked over many decades.  His experience is complementary and intricately connected to my own. We work extremely well together as a power, ecstatic tantric couple, happily married for over two decades with three amazing sons, as he calls them, our three kings.

 

When we heal ourselves, we help heal our loved ones and everyone we come in contact with by shining a light for those who may be lost in the dark. Yoga was for me that light, my loving husband held the lamp and refused to let me snuff it out with my self defeating thoughts and patterns.  For this, I am eternally grateful to both him and this ancient practice. 

 

This is why I feel I have an obligation to become the best possible version of myself and introduce or help guide others on this continued path of joy, ecstatic love and bliss.

Exhale love, Inhale gratitude

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