Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Reynolds.
Namaste Samantha, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Before becoming a yoga teacher, I spent six years working in higher education management. I worked for the University of Miami (my alma mater) and Charles University in Prague managing a study abroad program with a focus on 20th-century European history and the Holocaust. Much of my work was devoted to leading over 25 educational tours to Poland, Germany, Hungary, Austria, and Turkey. My devotion to humanitarian efforts, fostered by the numerous trips I led to historical sites and concentration camps throughout Eastern Europe, inspired me to attend a human rights program in Rwanda in 2012.
After living in Prague for five years, I relocated to southern Africa. I spent three months in South Africa and Namibia and ultimately made my way back to Rwanda to work at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV). ASYV a residential community home to 500 youth orphaned during and after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. I lived and worked on-site managing partner and donor relations. My greatest role though was being a mentor to 16 teenage girls. I returned to the United States in November 2014.
From Rwanda to Yoga
After living abroad for six years, I never imagined that my most significant trip would be the journey inward. My experiences abroad ultimately led me to yoga. The local studio became my sanctuary. I began studying and practicing yoga as a means to heal and to understand how to thrive in a world, despite suffering. I found a way to reconnect with myself and transformed my life to focus on wellness and healthy living.
Can you give our readers some background on your work?
I am an international yoga teacher based in Miami, Florida. My mission is to help others find a healthy balance in life, incorporating both movement and stillness. I draw my experience from the ancient wisdom of yoga to help her students create an inner journey towards freedom and empowerment. For me, yoga is a deep connection of the mind, body, and soul. It is a spiritual tool that cultivates clarity, freedom, and compassion both on and off the mat.
- Website: journeysforthesoul.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/journeysforthesoul
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Journeys4theSoul/
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