How I found Kundalini Yoga
I was born in Estonia on an island called Saaremaa which is the largest island in Estonia. However, measuring only 100 miles long and 50 miles wide. When growing up on a farm, I was spending lots of time listening to old women describe the hardships of war and the daily grind of farm life; observing their courage with the awareness that this was not my destiny. I yearned to see the world.
My mother encouraging me to become something bigger, and take advantage of opportunities—even if that meant I would break her heart. And inevitably, the day came when I left the island.
I went to college in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and studied law. For years, I attended classes from 8:30am to 4pm and worked long hours at a coffee shop to pay tuition and living expenses. Although, most of my nights and weekends were dedicated to studying, I still found time to go out, dance, sing, and date.
In the summer of 1997, I received an opportunity to work as a counselor at a Girl Scout Camp in upstate New York. Recalling my mother’s encouragement, I took the job and left my native country and ended up in Boston few months later. Although, I chose not to pursue my legal degree, I did end up working for law firms for the next 15 years. I married, bought a house, got a dog, gave birth to a daughter, and eventually divorced. Read more….