It all began with my desire to reduce stress and anxiety in my life. I was a single mother and the restaurant that I bartended at went bankrupt causing me to lose my job with no advanced notice. The anxiety and stress that I had seen earlier in life consumed me once again. Panic attacks, and bouts of depression was the norm, I realized I was drowning.
We learn so much as women from the generations before us and that includes how we handle mental stress. Growing up in a family where stress and mental illness were covered up with prescriptions and never to be seen in the light, I knew that if I wanted a healthy mind it was up to me to find a different way. I began to search out possibilities, leading me to mediation. With the knowledge from many books, the teachers at Insight Santa Cruz, and then Hannah Muse I have been able to develop my own mediation practice. It has become a place of sanctuary for me, a place I know is home all within me. Allowing the mind to quiet and settle in to the moment has been the greatest revelation in my world.
Shortly thereafter losing my job, I began studying at Hartnell Community College. There I took my first yoga class and experienced the eye opening moment of connection to a body I had been long cut off from. I began to show love and appreciation for what my body can do and what it does for me daily with out even asking. My journey in yoga became my road to self-love, acceptance, and now my purpose. For so many years I was lost, just floating along in life without real direction or passion. Despite leave of absences, withdraw and reapplication I received my BA in Psychology from CSUMB after five more years. I never gave up hope that one day I would be able to help guide others on this path of self-love, affirmation, and growth.
Yoga has allowed me to tune inward and follow those deep desires that light me up. So much so that it has brought me on the path to follow my life long goal of supporting others. From studying psychology for many years I know that yoga can have vast therapeutic benefits for those whose practice.
Since completing my 200 hour Awake Heart yoga teacher’s training with the Queen honeybee, Hannah Muse, my heart has been churning the sweetest honey. Here I am now glowing full of goodness to share. It has been a long journey to come home to my heart. Here I reside, full of acceptance, compassion, and self-love. I cannot wait to share this possibility of self care to others. Please come join me as I fuse my passion and knowledge of yoga with self-inquiry and personal development.
As a woman living the in modern world we have the need more than ever for community. We need a place to come together, to speak freely, to be supported, weep unapologetically, and celebrate victories. The Honey Hive is a place for us to come together with a cohesive vision to brighten others while searching for and strengthening our own inner light. Please join the Hive the last Saturday of every month for our circle. More info here.
Thank you for stopping by to see what my overflowing heart has produced for you all.
Let me share with you one of the photos from my life that brings me such joy.
What People Say
“For the last several months I have been battling an extremely sore right hip and some major lower back issues associated with it. My friend, client, and now teacher, Audrey Honeycutt came over this morning, and coached me through some yogic breath-work.
The relief I feel is incredible.
The hip pain is gone completely and my back pain has been reduced substantially.
I feel more relaxed now than I have in months. If you know me at all, you know I struggle with just being in the moment and accepting that it’s just plain ok to do nothing sometimes. This is a major breakthrough for me. I can’t wait to see Audrey again and learn more.”
“I had such a great experience with you and your class! I’ve dealt with chronic pain for many months now in my shoulder and neck. Yesterday’s class was great; I hadn’t moved like that, maybe ever! This morning I can already feel a difference in my overall being!
If I had known this would have made such a difference, I would have done yoga/meditation ages ago!
Thank you again for all you do and can’t wait for next class!”
-Kimberly Chavez, after first yoga class
“Audrey Grace is exceptional. After taking my first 2 classes and being a part of her women’s circle, I am convinced that what she has is something so unique and special that it must be shared. My expectations where beyond exceeded. My body already feels better and the poses she chooses aren’t impossible. She encourages you to be kind to your body and listen to it. I am learning to be more in tune and grateful to my body for all that it does for me everyday, and to not judge it for being imperfect.
My breathing is something I have never thought much about. It now is my sounding board, and my level to heal a racing mind in the middle of the night and allow me fall back to sleep for the first time in years. Let me remind you this is only after 3 combined classes!
Each class is detailed, intentional, and unique. You can feel the love she pours into every part by the intricacy and flow. If you have ever considered taking a yoga class, I would see it as a disservice to yourself to look any further then Audrey Grace.”