My journey towards becoming a devoted yogi and eventually, a yoga teacher began with a proposal of marriage…. Keen to look my best on her wedding day, vanity was the primary motivator. The physical effects were quickly realized, and I not only experienced a complete transformation in my body, but also my mind. After practicing daily for nearly two years I decided to embark on teacher training, initially just to deepen my own personal practice, as I moved through my training I was encouraged to aim for balance, not perfection.
It was then I decided she wanted to share yoga with others, remind them about the balance of mind and body that often gets forgotten somewhere along the way, and that they aren’t on a casting call for a Yoga Journal photo shoot when they practice. Teaching mindfully with a sense of humor and a great playlist I believe that regular yoga practice can increase strength, muscle tone, balance and flexibility, and even when approached from a purely physical standpoint, has the wonderful side effect of making you a more fully present, genuine, empowered and compassionate person.