Through the darkness that 2020 has brought upon us, Tyler Gravely is one whose beam of light breaks through the dark. In this episode of Hard Beautiful Journey, Tyler shares her story of finding meaningful mediation practices and bringing fulfillment to herself and those surrounding her.
Tyler grew up in a small town in Texas; her parents divorced when she was 16, and to retain a sense of comfort, she latched on to her high school sweetheart, who later became her husband. One random afternoon, Tyler had a pivotal moment that pushed her to leave her husband.
Having never been alone in her life, Tyler used this opportunity to discover who she was which led her to yoga, and has now been practicing for 10 years. In 2016, Tyler went on a 10-day silent retreat, and it was here where she uncovered that she actually really loves herself – that time spent alone helped her realize that she was fun and funny.
Tyler brought this resurgence of energy back home and is now host of the podcast “How Do U Meditate” and manages the C(om)munity Facebook group.
“When the student is ready the teacher will appear”
[02:14] Introduction to Tyler Gravley
[04:45] Arriving to a space of mindfulness
[06:41] Leaving the marriage
[08:41] Led by guides and angel
[10:09] 10 days silent retreat
[12:57] Post retreat feelings
[15:47] Incorporating breathe work
[19:32] Podcast: How Do U Meditate
[23:21] Advice for people just starting out
[28:41] Expressing gratitude
[30:00] Connect with Tyler
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