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Thank you @leeluudallasmultipass for introducing this interesting Article about this magnificent young man to me. From @mediablackoutusa -
Tabay Atkins is not your typical 11-year-old boy. And being the youngest certified yoga teacher in the United States (as far as his mom can tell from a Google search anyway) is only a small part of what makes him so special.
Tabay discovered yoga at age 6, when his mom, Sahel Anvarinejad, began practicing as part of her recovery from stage 3 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and intense chemotherapy.“In September 2012, I was just two weeks cancer-free, when I connected to yoga teacher Carolyn Long, whose mother had just passed away from cancer,” recalls Anvarinejad. “She welcomed me with open arms and convinced me to take her 200-hour vinyasa teacher training program. Yoga was a foreign language to me—I didn’t even know what Downward-Facing Dog was—but I did it, even though it was hard for me to walk on my own, and I had never even taken a yoga class before. I had no hair, and I was weak and scared. I got stronger and stronger [thanks to yoga]—physically and emotionally. After two and a half months of training, I could walk on my own again.”Tabay witnessed all of that, and at 6 years old, he found his calling. “I wanted to [become a yoga teacher] because my mom had cancer,” he tells YogaJournal.com. “She did yoga and she couldn’t walk at the time; she was really stressed. I saw how yoga was healing her, and I told her I wanted to teach yoga to help people heal the way yoga helped heal my mom.”😍❤️ 🌟 . #yogalove #fitnesscoach #motivator #getfit #transformation #fitmodels #fitfamily #encouragement #schoolkids #fitmomsofig #Yogagirls #perfectbody #yogainspiration #beachbody #yogaeverywhere #yogakids #yogachallenge #yogalifestyle #couplegoals #lifecoach #lifecoaching #selfhelp