Middle Aged Woman

Katalin Szabados

I met Jodie when I was undergoing treatment for breast cancer five years ago. It was a very difficult time where it felt I had no longer control over my life, and everything revolved around hospital appointments and conquering this disease.


The only appointment that was optional, yet I would not want to miss, was Jodi’s yoga classes. It was a safe environment where no eyes averted at the sight of bald heads and cancer ravaged aching bodies which could not do what they used to be able to do.  Jodi’s warmth and kindness made everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. She created a positive, peaceful haven where we’ve experienced so much more than the physical benefits of yoga. The support and encouragement I’ve received from the group of cancer patients/yogis gave me the strength to keep on going.  I’ll be forever grateful for her treating me like a real person and not a cancer patient.