This is my Thank you Yogi’s!

I started using drugs when I was 13 and throughout my life I did whatever I could to escape the present. I used drugs and alcohol to get “a feeling” or take away a feeling… I ended up in Prison all across Canada and became an I.V. drug user on the streets as a result. I used narcotics and alcohol for most my life and numbed any feelings or ENERGY that was deep inside me. When I stopped using, I had so many feelings, emotions and energy, that I didn’t know how to channel it.


That’s when yoga came into the picture. I practiced in 2008 for a physical workout but when I started last year it became a spiritual workout as well. I found a channel. My Mom and Aunt got wind of it and told me that my cousin Amanda was a teacher at Halifax Yoga. So my first class of hot yoga was her class. I fell in love with Yoga and knew it was what I was missing my whole life.

I wanted to share my story with you and thank you for helping me through this last year. All of your hugs, smiles and unconditional love is more than anyone could ask for. I have recently been cured of Hep C and it was you Teachers and Halifax Yoga that helped me do it. I am truly grateful for all of you. Thank you, Sherry Zak and Laura Gibson for having Trust and Faith in me and most of all, my cousin Amanda for inspiring me.

I believe anyone can transform their lives if they look inside and not on the outside!

your fellow yogi
Ryan Gillis

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