Jolie Wilson (joliewilsonyoga)~(500 RYT)
Having studied and practiced yoga for 12 years in many styles of Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Bikram, Restorative, Dharma, Ana Forest, and meditation; yoga and meditation I believe is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and others. As a certified yoga teacher, owner of Island Yoga in Marathon FL (), owner of Full Circle Wellness in Big Pine Key, FL (), a certified paddleboard yoga instructor, Reiki Level II practitioner, and owner and teacher of Yoga Monkeys kids yoga classes, I am ever delving deeper into my passion; the study of yoga, meditation, healing arts, and teaching. As a mother of four and woman who found myself embarking on a journey a bit different than expected, I turned toward yoga when I suffered from depression and anxiety and looked to my practice for understanding and healing. There is magic that happens on the mat. I find truth there, and my goal in this life is to point the way and help others find this truth as well. I strive in helping people understand that thoughts are just that…thoughts, and if we let the mind run rampant it can control us eating away at our lives, but if we learn to use our minds as a tool we can learn how to live a life of peace and serenity. Through yoga and meditation we expand our consciousness, false beliefs and unhealthy attachments melt away, we start living from our divine essence, we remember who we are, and relearn that we have infinite ability to manifest our dreams. In addition to nurturing our soul and spirit, our physical body is the vessel and keeping it strong and healthy is vital to an enlightened life. Sharing this is my life’s purpose.