Hi, I’m Felicia
Learning to love myself is an ongoing practice. Yoga, meditation, and other tools for self care have really helped me, which is why I share them with you!
I was a teenager when I found myself in my first yoga class. I found it absolutely transformative, and a space where my mind would finally quiet down; where I could hear that small but strong voice inside of myself. As I evolved I grew from a teenager who went to her parent’s Orthodox Christian church, to a woman who found her own own spiritual practice. One that includes prayer, gratitude, intention setting, spending time in nature, a strong connection to the Divine, and consistently reconnecting to that voice once discovered on a yoga mat.
Over the years I’ve battled with anxiety and depression, and with not knowing my own worth- which led to hours in therapy and in and out of unavailable relationships. I found myself desiring love, but feeling it was out of reach. I wanted to feel my own enough-ness, but it was such a journey to even begin to understand what that was. As I neared my thirties, I found myself far from who I thought I was going to be and where I thought I would be at that point in my life. I always thought I would be married with children, and instead I found myself an entrepreneur, running her own photography business, and bravely trying again in a new relationship- taking things slowly, planting roots, building relationships with other like-minded humans, and investing in myself.
As a yoga teacher, and grew to develop a specialty of teaching Gentle Yoga, where I encourage both new and experienced students to honor their bodies, meet themselves where they are that day, and allow their bodies and minds to stretch, strengthen, and transform through a wide variety of hatha yoga poses. In Gentle Yoga, the practice isn’t always “easy” or “slow”, sometimes it’s challenging or even fiery- but the way in which we approach ourselves throughout is what is gentle.
From many years of working to find self care, I’ve learned that not just any one thing can work forever. Some times in my life I’ve needed more yoga, other times I’ve needed more reading, or a good friend. Sometimes I’ve needed to journal more, or set more clear intentions, while other times I’ve needed to find rest. That’s why with A Bit From Within, we share many kinds of tools for the goodness of your well being, so it can meet you where you are in any given moment of your life.
A Bit From Within
That place inside of you where you find a truth, because you’ve felt it within your own experience.
A Bit From Within teaches and encourages that it is okay to make yourself a priority, that you have permission to be who you are and where you are in your life without judgment or shame, and that gentleness is a great way to meet yourself throughout your journey.
Whether you find yourself looking for a specific class or a community of like-minded individuals who are all just striving to live their best life possible, this is a place for you.
The idea of A Bit From Within came in 2019, during a time of personal crisis in Felicia’s life. She was battling anxiety, struggling to cope, and feeling out of touch with her physical body. As she learned to conquer her battles, she knew she wanted to share her stories and lessons with others.
It wasn’t until the 2020 global Covid-19 pandemic, that A Bit From Within was truly born. Felicia, like many others, found herself having to evolve her yoga practice- both as a student herself and as a teacher- from inside the walls of a beautiful studio to inside her home and over the internet.
Ready or not, it was time to create something new. She saw a huge need for students to be able to access the same teachings they found in class, now from the safety of their own homes. She knew then and now, we all had a greater need for personal connection, inspiration for genuine self care, and more resources for self empowerment.