Teresa Dillon: Finding Your Roots After Adoption

How one yoga teacher found her roots—and herself—through her practice.

Teresa Dillon was 7 years old when she was adopted from Honduras. There were “a lot of changes” and she felt a deep sense of loss. Within years she forgot her Spanish. But growing up in the United States she didn’t want to identify with being Latina or be seen as different from her peers or her Irish-American parents.

When she got older, Teresa decided to relearn Spanish and moved to Argentina for two years in order to reconnect with her roots. While in Argentina, she decided she’d go back to her regular yoga practice upon returning to the United States. That decision led her to complete yoga teacher training. She realized then that—wherever she was—she always had roots in herself.

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Video shot and edited by Edward Boyce
Accompanying text by Kristin Diversi