Today we’d like to introduce you to Erica Vucich.
Erica, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am a third generation native to Arizona who loves anything near water (go figure), outdoor adventures, yoga, reading, volunteering, writing, and anything animal related. I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis at the age of 15 and was told that I needed to have it surgically corrected with a steel rod. My Mom was interested in alternatives to surgery and signed me up for intensive physical therapy and yoga multiple times per week. I also had to spend as much time as I could stand in a back brace. At the age of 17, I was released from the back brace, and the doctor found that my scoliosis curvature had corrected itself to a point that he said was “impossible” and no longer needed surgery. I gave yoga 100% credit for this shift and committed to making it part of my life for the rest of my life. I have seen the healing powers of breath, meditation, and movement so many times – not only in myself but so many people. In 2013, I was blessed with the opportunity to start a studio with my partner, Patrick, and we have been hustling the past five years to make our studio a haven for people who need to be reminded of how good it feels and how important it is to take time for self-care and health. I only plan on getting healthier and happier for the rest of my life and I wish that for everyone I meet and am here to serve people and the planet to the highest degree possible.
Has it been a smooth road?
There is so much advice I would love to share with young women finding their way in life. It has not been an easy road for me and I don’t think it ever can be when you are committed to living an authentic life and working to heal from challenges and heartbreaks. There is a question that I love from Sadhguru where he asks “Will you make your life experience into wisdom or into a wound?” We all have struggles and trauma and grief but we also have joy, and love, and creativity. How we deal with these experiences shape our present, our future, and our story so for me, it’s worth the effort to grow and always be aiming towards my best self.
With that, I think it’s also immeasurably important to have good people in your life to support you on your journey. I spent a long time trying to “do it all myself” and putting on a brave face when I was feeling so alone and lost on the inside. I have come to realize that it is vital to have people in your life that will be your pillar to lean on when you need it and people that you will do the same for in their time of need. I feel that our society needs to break down the emotional walls we’ve built and been ok with asking for help, shedding a tear in public, and being honest sharers and listeners.
There is so much beauty in every one us – we need to reconnect to that fact every day.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Vibetality – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Owning a yoga/fitness studio for the past 5 years has been an incredible joy and learning experience. Vibetality is a one-of-kind optimization studio that offers everything from floating to in-floor whole body vibration workouts. We are the only place in the world delivering this combination of ancient wisdom and high tech healing/training. I am proud of what we’ve built as a community and am excited about the future!
Often it feels as if the media, by and large, is only focused on the obstacles faced by women, but we feel it’s important to also look for the opportunities. In your view, are there opportunities that you see that women are particularly well positioned for?
Women have the immense capability, courage, wisdom, intelligence, patience, and fortitude. There are boundless opportunities for women at this point in time, however, it has always been up to us to make those opportunities for ourselves. The more we speak up, build our character, and stand by our hearts the more opportunity will be carved out for us. History and humankind have not been favorable to women but it is so amazing to see this slowly evolving, and I hope to see the change keep happening and happening quicker.
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