I discovered yoga in my 30's following the loss of my mom and discovered a profoundly beautiful way to heal from this loss. Since my beginning, my path with yoga has morphed and transformed as much as I have. While my original roots and heart settle in the vast love for power, vinyasa style yoga, my thirst for knowledge of all styles of yoga has opened my eyes to appreciate that there is no one path. Whether you practice Hatha, Ashtanga, Birkrim, Kundalini and the like or follow such reveared teachers like Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Seane Corne or Shiva Rea, all yoga is a pathway to self discovery and samadhi or "enlightenment."
I am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor in my 3rd year of teaching but bring to my classes an additional 9 years of discovering, learning, practicing and studying.
Instead of a "style" of yoga or the presentation of a particular sequence, I seek to find what inspires me and build my classes from that. My main goal is to make yoga accessible to all people so I use props like blankets, bolsters, straps, the wall and the floor to help my students "find" a pose in a way that works safely with their body.
I am also a competitive athlete and at the age of 46, I can say with absolute certainty that yoga is the reason I am still competing. I believe each person has an inner athlete and building on that strength is definitely a component of my class. We start with a base and build from there. And focus on good alignment and posture with an emphasis on safety is of paramount importance in every class i teach.
I believe every student has the ability to improve, change and transform their life in whatever way they choose. My door is open to any and all who want to give my class a try!
It begins with the willingness to let go of what you think yoga is and start to experience what yoga is.