I took my first yoga class in 2006 when I was a thirty-something. I had been searching for a way to increase my flexibility and strength while at the same time seeking an outlet to nurture my spirit, as I was a busy mom with two young children. I had no idea what an asana was or the sequencing of sun salutations…I chuckle about it now, but back then ‘inadequate’ is the word that comes to mind when I think of my humble yogi beginnings.
As I continued to attend various classes in the city, meeting other yogi’s and learning a few different styles of yoga, I began to frequent my mat and yoga practice. After encouragement from a friend to take my practice to the next level, I completed my 200 hour teacher training in 2009. This was no small task. Indeed, it resulted in a complete lifestyle shift. As my teacher says – ‘shift happens’ when you least expect it. She wasn’t kidding.
Since then I have taught hatha yoga classes in community and yoga studio settings, developing my teaching style as I learn and grow in my personal yoga practice.
As yogi’s we have the opportunity to evolve and grow within our practice and throughout life --- expanding beyond self-limiting boundaries into our best selves. To quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” for me means to be willing to be authentic in my yoga practice and in the possibilities life has to offer. I love sharing yoga with those who enjoy a light-hearted class combining the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of yoga asana. In my own experience, I can honestly say I have always felt better after yoga practice no matter how I felt going in. This is why I teach.
See you at the studio!
Peace and Joy,