Most people don’t know what yoga is.
The group class you go to every week is kind of yoga, but you might be surprised to know that really only comprises like 12.5% of yoga as it was outlined thousands of years ago. I’m not really good at the stuff one might do in a yoga class, but I am totally a yogi, thru and thru. I call myself a serious yogi because I am seriously respectful of the practice, and I believe it is a tool for illumination and liberation. On a yoga mat or off, for me yoga is about showing up daily as a devotion to myself and the community where I am so fortunate to teach. I basically never get out of yoga pants. I’m also serious about comfort.
I began practicing yoga almost 20 years ago, and what started as a purely physical alternative form of exercise, slowly transformed into a mental, emotional and physical practice that I’ve integrated into my daily life. To deepen my understanding and propel my skills, I took on teacher training during a difficult transitionary period in my life. Yoga saved me from anxiety, depression and gave me a sense of purpose during these intense and stressful life events, just as mindfulness as therapeutic. My passion for teaching comes from a desire to share with others the experience of this ancient tradition that has brought me so much peace, awareness, compassion and patience. I particularly enjoy attending to students who may find yoga challenging, physically or mentally, seeing others move past certain obstacles along the journey of yoga gives me a sense of accomplishment and gratitude. Anyone who has said to me “I can’t do yoga”, finds themselves in an interesting and expected conversation. Everyone does yoga, because yoga is “to unite”, and connection is what humans desire probably above all else.
I am trained in facilitating insight meditation, a practice which has benefited all areas of my own life and my relationships. I am glad to share and guide others who are interested in deepening their inward journey.
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