I started doing yoga in the fall of 2010 after a life changing event. I actually lied to everyone around me, telling them that I had been doing yoga for years…I thought this would make me appear like I knew what I was doing! After a few classes I realized I knew only a little and I had to humble myself and work to be better. I am not sure if it was the excessive sweat or the mental push that hooked me instantly but I was unable to stop hot yoga! Yoga was a time filler at first, then an exercise method, and right now it is the fastest way to meditation…but the coolest thing about yoga is that my practice is always evolving…and I love that!
I love that in the studio I don’t have to be anyone, I don’t have to worry about anything except for the puddles of sweat pooling under my hands, and I can dump my entire day onto my mat and leave it there.
Teaching is a new kind of love and adoration, for both the practice and my students. Teacher training pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to flourish as a person and become a teacher that will always be teachable.
Yoga has taught me that shift happens, love is ALWAYS the answer, and that I am WAY stronger than I ever knew. Lay aside fear and prejudice and join me in the studio.
“The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison, but at last like nectar – this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one’s own mind.” – Gita. Namaste
When I first discovered Yoga,I was in it for the physical practice. Once I learned that it was so much more then that, I was hooked. Mind, body and spirit. Linking movement to breath, finding stillness, and letting go.
I enjoy watching students grow, become comfortable on their mats and within their own skin. Alllowing them to have space, to honor their practice, whatever that may be. I am constantly evolving and learning as a teacher, as the students can teach me so much. Im am endlessly grateful for each opportunity that i have to lead a class.
I love the sense of community, whether it be within my city, or all around the world via social media and other outlets. I am inspired daily by other yogis and their dedication to the practice. I love to explore with fellow yogis, as well asattend classes and work shops. I just generally enjoy being around like minded individuals!
This is a practice, a journey. Yoga is not about mastering a pose. It is what you learn about yourself, along the way.