I had read the article on Roni and the studio in the Tampa Tribune last April. Her personal history and dedication struck a chord, and that stayed with me. A dear friend of mine from California, who is an instructor, had been encouraging me for a few months to try yoga to help with the arthritis in my spine and knees. I had seen other studios in the area, but when I decided to start that article came back to me, and Bella Prana is where I decided to start my practice. From my first practice, I have found this to be one of the most welcoming and open environments full of encouragement, support, and peace.
Originally, I started my practice to help mitigate pain and increase mobility. As my practice progressed, those aspects have become a part of a much greater whole leading to sense of openness, awareness, and peace that extends beyond the time on the mat. All of which are encompassed by gratitude. I am grateful for each person that has touched my life and encouraged me on this journey.