There are always a couple of pivotal moments that stick in your mind as the times you decided to change yourself and your life.
One of mine was the evening my parents were rushed in two ambulances to an Italian hospital and given oxygen therapy treatment because they had suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, I can still remember my dad stumbling into my bedroom talking incoherently and my mum trying to put on her dressing gown, but had lost all coordination. The doctors said they had a very lucky escape as the count in their blood-stream was so high if they had gone to sleep they would have died!
Another one was the night I was woken up by my Angels to go downstairs and see my partner of 10 years whom I had 4 children with, sitting at the computer with wine in one hand, microphone in the other, on Skype the video phone, “talking” to some naked girl on the screen and who was obviously his lover! Oh my goodness, what a shock, I remember anger racing through my veins which propelled me to run up and scream in his face “What’s Going On?”
My name is Joanne and I am the Divine Life Yogini. I am a teacher of Yoga and Wellness and these were just two of the many challenging, yet enlightening situations my family and I experienced when we moved to Italy to open a Yoga Retreat over 12 years ago. I dreamt of a retreat in sunny Italy, but found myself with a half-built house in the hills and struggling to bring up four children. Yet through adversity, I began to realise that problems can be blessings in disguise as there is a purpose to every situation and a reason for every relationship.
This was my journey of self-discovery which led me to see that love is all there is and that self-love is the answer to all our problems and to all our sufferings. For the human journey is really about the letting go of fear which is the egoic mind and embracing love which is our true higher self.
My published book “Dreaming of a Divine Life” gives everyone “A Positive Mind, Healthy Body, Peaceful Spirit and Abundant Life”. The Kindle Version can be purchased on Amazon on 4th May, Launch day only for the special price of £1:99! The paperback can be purchased on my website along with my “Divine Life Yoga and Wellness Video Course” which I am now filming and if you click on my Sat Guru Yogiraj Siddhanath you can register for his three free video meditations which are amazing.
I am now a Yoga Ambassador for UK Health Radio which is Europe’s largest talk radio station, I am an Ambassador for Watkins books where I do interviews of authors and book reviews and a brand Ambassador for Wellness TV!!
Joanne-Divine Life Yogini
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