“Yoga is not a practice of self improvement but self acceptance”

gabbi began her spiritual journey when she bought herself a journal. Some of her first words read, “I witness that I’m out of alignment with my power and choose to see peace instead of this.”

Becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher and Holistic Wellness Coach had never
been part of her plan. For most of her life, she had been struggling to live in her truth. She always changed to fit her surrounding norms, shrinking herself to make others comfortable. Living as a minority in predominantly white neighborhoods and schools for my whole life has shaped me to modify myself. Being a mixed girl, Gabbi couldn’t be too black, too white, too loud, too sensitive, etc…She did what I thought would make my life easier and just fit in, walked the walk, and talked the talk. She did it for so long until she lost her way.

It wasn’t until spring 2020 when COVID-19 hit, that Gabbi was forced to face her true self…her suppressed emotions, fears, and traumas that she had been running from her whole life. Being quarantined for months, her thoughts were taking a negative toll on her mental health. Gabbi chose to rediscover herself.

Instead of running, she chose to turn inward and face her struggles head on, to hold herself accountable, so she created my Pursuit of Happiness; a social account to consistently check in to update on her journey, her progress, and her setbacks. 365 days of committing to do one thing every day to build her joy, realign with her truth, and/or stimulate her mind to expand for the
better. Within this journey, Gabbi had extremely blissful highs and pain aching lows.

Within it all, she was able to peel back the layers she has been given, unlearning habits & biases that do not serve her highest good. She has been blessed with the opportunity to become a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200), to teach yoga and lead at retreats and with groups, on and offline. She feels called to share this knowledge and experience with you, as we could all use more resources to heal physically, mentally + emotionally. May your truth find you happiness.