Inspiring Yogi | Samantha Rex

posted by Nancy Nelson

School is now back in session, air is slowly dropping in temperature and pumpkin flavored things are starting to hit the shelves. Ready or not, here comes fall (officially on 9/22)! We’re looking forward to ushering in this new month with each of you and we are excited to introduce you to our September Inspiring Yogi of the Month – Samantha Rex! Sam works as a part of our awesome front desk team at the Highland Village location and loves to attend Slow Flow and Inspire Vinyasa classes. Read her story below and give her a little love in the comments!

I have been in love with yoga since the age of 16. It calmed me in my teenage years and really kept me grounded. Over the years life got busy and I lost touch with it.

Many years have passed and I have since gotten married and had a child. Part of my journey back to yoga was when I left the sunny shores of South Africa to receive medical treatment for my now five year old daughter. I remember walking in to Inspire Yoga around 2015 to enquire about classes. Already back then I knew that my heart was still drawn to the practice of yoga and the peace it brought me. However, I didn’t join the Inspire Yoga studio and front desk team until this year. Looking for a way to destress, get back into self-awareness and basically get in touch with my body again.  I came to Inspire at a time in my life where I was suffering from high anxiety and needed stability.

This community has given me a way to release that anxiety that comes with the lifestyle I live and the hardships of living in a new country with a medically fragile child. I very much enjoy the friendships that are being formed and the community that is so friendly and supportive. I am forever grateful that my heart led me back to yoga and particularly to the Inspire Yoga Studio.

Life has not been the same since finding Inspire Yoga in 2012. After the loss of a close friend, I found my mat to be a soft place to land in a difficult season of life. After attending classes consistently, I pursued the Inspire Yoga 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings and now hold my IYS500 certification as well as E-RYT200 and RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. I love sharing yoga with people and getting to offer a space for them to be just as they are - whether broken, joyful, happy, uncertain ...there is a space for you here at Inspire Yoga. My blog posts are a reflection of my passion for yoga and how it has impacted my life in such a healing way. I am the studio director at Inspire Yoga Denton and love doing life with such an amazing community! Outside of yoga, I am wife to Colin and mama to our sweet dog Ama. My faith makes me who I am.

2 thoughts on “Inspiring Yogi | Samantha Rex

  1. Hi Sam! It was great to see you at the front desk this week. I am glad the Inspire Yoga community can be a part of your life and make it even just a tiny bit easier to face each new challenge. Thank you for sharing your heart, time, and smile!

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