mabel ford

about me


I got into yoga in 2008, after I had a miscarriage, was getting divorced, and had an accident that caused me to require knee surgery. It was the lowest point of my life. I didn't like who I was or what was going on in my life, so I signed up on a whim for a 40-days-to-personal-revolution workshop. I wanted something to help me get back to being mobile and rediscover myself. It was the best thing I ever did. Not only did I get full mobility back in my knee, but I started to see life in a different way. I had a love/hate relationship with the practice - especially meditation - for the first year because my mat was like a mirror for my life. There were many times in class that I wanted to quit and run away, but I stayed to see what I could do. I learned that I'm stronger than I ever thought, both physically and mentally. I also started to see my body in a different light - a light of gratitude for what it does for me every day. I enrolled in RYT in the fall of 2013 with no intentions to teach, but rather to learn more about myself. But by that winter, I was teaching and loving it.

what to expect


My teaching style is fun and flowy. We have to have fun on the mat. I think it's essential. This may be the only time student's take for themselves, so let's enjoy it. I love moving, dancing and connecting songs with the breath, the asana and class themes. So the style will depend on the class.

certifications


  • RYT200, Yoga Deza


other passions


I love food. I love to cook and prepare meals that make me feel good and that are good for me. I have been a stay-at-home mom for a year now and love every minute I get to spend with my son. I love to read too, especially YA novels. They are my guiltless pleasure, because I don't feel guilty about getting lost in a make-believe world.
"When there is love, nothing is too much trouble, and there is always time."

Abdul-Baha