Hi! I’m Kaylynn. In this post, I will tell you about myself so that you have a bit of
background about me before reading My Healing Journey post.
I was born and raised in South Africa. South Africa is rich in culture and diversity –
commonly referred to as the Rainbow Nation. You will always here people saying,
“There is no place like South Africa.” South Africans, no matter their race or
ethnicity, is full of joy and life. South Africans have a wonderful sense of humor and
can turn any situation into a party. Once you’ve been to South Africa, you’ll always
want to go back.
My dad worked in the mining industry for as long as I can remember, which meant
we moved A LOT. My parents have been married for 33 years and have moved 24
times. I was part of about 10 of those times. We moved from place to place across
South Africa and once moved to Namibia. That was one of my favorites.
Moving around a lot made me and my two sisters very adaptable. I often wonder
what it would’ve been like to grow up in one place. Growing up with neighborhood
friends that you knew for 18+ years. That must be very special. On the other hand, I
have seen so much of my country and have learned that everything in life can
change in an instant. So, it’s best to make the most of the present moment.
I wanted to become a chef when I was 17, but my parents encouraged me to get a
degree first. To put it bluntly – I was pissed off (as any teenage girl would be), but
now I’m so grateful. 14-hour shifts sweating in a hot kitchen while some guy shouts
at me? No thanks.
I ended up studying a bachelor’s in politics, philosophy, and economics. This was an
incredibly enriching experience. I learned how people analyze and think about the
world (philosophy), how people govern the world (politics), and how people organize
the world (economics). I gained an in-depth understanding of not only the world and
people around me, but also about myself, my thoughts, and my actions.
During my studies, I learned that I love working with and helping people. I also
developed an interest in health and fitness. Fast-forward a few years and I decided
to pursue a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition. This has been life-changing for
me. I learned that the body is not only integrate and complex, but that each of us is
unique. This sparked my career in personalized nutrition, where I help my clients
overcome challenges and illnesses by using food as medicine. If you’re interested to
learn more about my programs and services, you can read about them here.
I am a 200-hour YTT certified Yoga Teacher. I wanted to become a Yoga teacher
since 2015 and finally got the opportunity in 2019. I went to Goa, India for a month,
where I underwent intensive training with 28 other wonderful women from across the
world. We often think that Yoga is only for hyperflexible people or those super
skinny people with the long limbs that seem to wrap around their bodies twice.
Well, I can assure you, Yoga is for every body shape and size. Amongst the 28
women that trained with me, none of them had a similar body shape or structure.
Yet, each of us persevered. I can’t do a handstand or a split, but I can show up on
my mat every day and practice. That’s what Yoga is about. It’s about showing up
for yourself and taking some time to be present, to breathe, and to get in tune with