Fourteen years ago I started a "workout" called yoga. Since then I have evolved from "doing" yoga to letting it be a guiding light allowing me live a life full of love and joy!
I was someone who was insecure, shy, a party girl (to cover up my shyness), a drinker and smoker, lonely, and quite lost in general. Yoga was the catalyst for pulling me out of my darkness and to place of pure joy and radiant love! I feel blessed everyday for the lessons it continues to teach me.
While I appreciate the therapeutic properties of the asana practice, for me, the true healing began when I delved deeper into the heart of yoga and its ancient teachings as spelled out in The Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita. Once I put these teachings into play in my life I began to flourish!
My intention when I teach is to merge the depth of the teachings with the therapeutic postures and allow the student to inquire within themselves about their own challenges and limitations, shining the light on those dark areas making it then available for them to choose whether to accept their strife or to choose something else. Life is just that, a smorgasbord of choices. Until we recognize our own ability to do so we will continue to lead a life of struggle.
Debbie is a full-time instructor dedicated to bring the heart of yoga to all she comes into contact with. Even if it's just by example.
She teaches weekly classes for all levels, workshops on topics such as Beginners alignment, Pranayam (breath techniques), Yoga Nidra (guided meditation), and the Yoga Sutras.
Debbis has studied with some of the most heartfelt influential teachers in yoga including Max Strom, Ilabandhu, Panditji Ramani Tigunait, Bhagavan Das, Krishna Das, and her teacher Yoganand. She continues her training in Yoga therapy and Yoga Sutra studies.
In addition to her Yoga, Debbie is also a Reiki practitioner and Thai Massage Therapist.