In this episode, I am joined by Frances Belleza (@francesbelleza), a yoga teacher based in San Francisco. She felt called to yoga after a tumultuous childhood led her to explore holistic healing. Her practice marries movement, sound, breathwork and devotion. She believes that everyone can tap into divine self through their mind, body, and soul.
In this conversation, we both discuss what it’s like to grow up as a first-generation BIPOC woman while navigating the stories and beliefs that have been carried within us from our cultural background and upbringing. Frances shares how her yoga practice has helped her learn how to be vulnerable in both sharing and sitting with uncomfortable feelings, and how this has helped her in her personal journey of self-discovery and healing. We both discuss what it feels like to start the journey of healing ancestral trauma and how forgiveness towards yourself and others can be a liberating, yet incredibly difficult, part of being a cycle breaker.
There is a such radical vulnerability and courage in this episode and I am honored to have been a part of it. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!!
CONNECT TO FRANCES through her website and Instagram.
- Book: It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn
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