Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexia Sitaras.
Alexia, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Health and wellness have always been prominent in my life, however, my passion deepened when I was involved in a tragic car accident at the age of 15 and lost my mother. I suffered from severe burns and broken bones and felt very weak and unbeautiful. During my long recovery, my mission became to inspire the feeling of beauty in others – I realized my life was too precious to stay in the same place, being a slave to whatever job I might possess. And because of this feeling, my love of travel grew, and I became passionate about wellness and CONFIDENCE from the inside out – whether it be feeling strong in body, loving and caring for your skin, experiencing new places and people for a more broad perspective, and/or encouraging others to shamelessly believe in themselves and their journey…I wanted to motivate people to let their unique light shine, to see the world we live in, and to empower them to live fully and authentically.
I attribute so much of my own confidence and resilience to my yoga practice because of the mind/body connection. It became part of me when I took a class during a really difficult transition after graduating college, and when I left feeling peaceful and empowered, I decided THAT was the way I would share my mission with the world.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Oh, what would the journey be if it was smooth…the journey itself is a giant obstacle! My yoga teacher training alone was one of the most difficult things I’ve endured. However, through each struggle: an unexpected vocal surgery which took me out of teaching for months, a studio closing, teacher travel plans falling through, learning how to live in the rainforest when I taught in Costa Rica…not to mention coming back home after teaching abroad as a new person and feeling like I didn’t belong…I’ve learned that your challenges meet you exactly where they’re needed. I actually get a little excited now when challenges arise because I know I’m about to grow and that each challenge builds upon another to lead me to my purpose. If following your passion was easy, everyone would. I choose to believe my struggles create the beauty in my path
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m not your typical yogi. I have a fiery personality…I’m blunt and like to tell it how it is. I feature my favorite rap artists and jams in my yoga playlists. Yoga for me doesn’t always have to be done to sounds of the harp and only be for the super flexible. My favorite thing about yoga is that you can be whoever, dealing with whatever, and yoga will adapt to you – there is no “good” or “bad”, your practice just simply “is”. Yoga is for everyone, and if this natural scatterbrain spitfire with a sailor’s mouth can embody yoga, anyone can! You are whoever you claim to be – my yoga practice grew peace and confidence within me, showing me I have the tools within me to take on anything, so I have to share that!
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment thus far was when I went to Costa Rica to teach in the rainforest. This is the first of my yoga teacher adventures abroad, and a huge milestone beginning what I’ve been manifesting for so long: to combine my love of teaching and travel. I felt like I was in exactly the right place, and realized I am home wherever I am teaching yoga 🙂
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