After a long and heartbreaking journey since sustaining her injury Tess was able to secure a place in our Back2Roots Yoga course in February 2019, which was life changing. Being part of this community and sharing a lived experience with non-judgemental and supportive staff helped Tess to let go of some trauma and begin to work towards the acceptance of the new normal. Tess enjoyed making new and important connections on the yoga course.

Most importantly, Tess feels that Sargood on Collaroy is a place that can create new templates for living – where people living with spinal cord injury can see the possibilities rather than the limitations.

My overarching emotion in practising yoga on the course at Sargood was accepting my injury, overcoming physical limitations, being more present and developing my energy levels – this stay really changed my life.Tess