Welcome to A Wanderlust Soul.
Yoga keeps us grounded through the hard times, rejoices with us in the good times, and heals us in the sad times. It helps us gain control when we feel as though we have none.
My name is Kimberley! I am a yoga teacher, makeup artist, student, writer and bucket list enthusiast from Brisbane Australia. I created A Wanderlust Soul to share my experiences as I travel, grow and learn through life as I believe all wonderful things deserve to be shared.
My yoga journey and the path to authenticity
I first started doing yoga not to bend myself into all sorts of positions but to calm my chaotic and destructive mind. For years I suffered from severe depression and anxiety. I relied on a cocktail of daily medication and was constantly calling in sick for work. My anxiety would stop me from attending any kind of social occasion and often I wouldn’t see sunlight for days as I was not able to get out of bed.
I decided I needed to do something to help myself because the way I was living was not sustainable, it felt as though my days were numbered.
I threw myself in the deep end and set off to Rishikesh, India which is said to be the birthplace of yoga. I firmly believe this was destiny as this is where my life changed forever.
Oh there were tears with every realisation, with every meditation class a new obstacle was overcome. I weaned myself from Anti depressant medication as it became abundantly clear to me that there was no use for mood altering substances in the life that lay ahead of me.
One of the most valuable lessons I learned is that emotions are fleeting. This brought new life to the quote “This too shall pass”as there were many times I had my bags packed and ready to book the next flight home with tears in my eyes saying this is too hard as every demon from my past and the ones I put upon myself faced me with fire in their eyes, however the universe always delivered on this vow… and that too did pass. With each day that went by the constricting feeling of my old life was slowly released and I can shamelessly say I experienced what can be called a “rebirth”.
Yoga not only saved my life but yoga introduced me to life. Yoga opened me to my own potential and yoga taught me that I am love. Yoga stripped my fears and gave me courage to be authentically me.
I am on a mission to inspire positive change and share the path to happiness, health and wellness. I hope to share positivity with everyone I come into contact with and to demonstrate that it is truely possible to turn your life around with a holistic and mindful approach, no matter where you are coming from.
So those are the pages written so far and what comes next is a mystery, but I do know the future is bright and shaped by my desire to connect with and empower others to live a life they are in love with.