Breathe. I believe in order to progress in our yoga practice, we must learn to observe our sensations within our bodies and notice our reactions to intense feelings. My teaching style comes from the heart as it reflects the knowledge of my teachers through my passion for the practice. I find it inspiring to share my learning experiences from my home practice and the knowledge I have received from self-study and my teachers so far. I adore working with beginners and I find beauty in working with advanced practitioners. I received my RYT-200 Certificate under Mary Kay West and Virginia Traylor at Yoga Vie of Lompoc, California in 2015. When I am not entertaining my three furry canine boys I am trying to maintain a steady home practice and practice Led and Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Shala of Santa Barbara, California where I also sub. My current teachers for the Ashtanga method are owners of the shala, Steve Dwelley and Michele Nichols, students of the late Sri K. Pattahbi Jois and R. Sharath Jois of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
Although I am now a teacher I still believe the act of learning never stops. I am forever a student. Always seeking the teachings from senior & experienced teachers of the Ashtanga Yoga Method.
The following list include workshops that I have attended which inspire my teaching style:
December 10, 2014 "Heart of the Teacher - Training" (Guest student for a day) w/ Maty Ezraty - Exhale - Venice, CA
January 2015 Mysore Instruction w/ Maty Ezraty - Berkeley Yoga Center - Berkeley, CA
November 2015 "Make Your Practice Whole" w/ Maty Ezraty - Yoga Works - San Francisco, CA.
March 2016 YogaTouch Method w/ Martia Rachman - Yoga Vie, Lompoc, CA
June 2016 Ashtanga Led Primary Series w/ Sharath Jois - UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
June 2016 Yoga of Transformation w/ Seane Corn - Yoga Works - San Francisco, CA
July 2016 Ashtanga Theory & Practice w/ Steve Dwelley - Yoga Vie - Lompoc, CA
September 2016 Ashtanga Adjustment Workshop w/ Jennifer Morrison - Ojai Yoga Shala - Ojai, CA
January 2017 Essence of Sadhana Workshop w/ Tim Miller - Ojai Yoga Shala - Ojai, CA
May 16-21, 2017 Sonima - Paramaguru Sharath Jois Tour - UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
July 1 - 5, 2017 Ashtanga Yoga Shala, Santa Barbara - Dena Kingsberg Ashtanga Yoga Workshop - Santa Barbara Yoga Center - Santa Barbara, CA
July 8, 2017 Yoga for Mankind Teacher Training - Assisted and Demo for Mary Kay West - Yoga for Mankind - Orcutt, CA
August 5, 2017 Central Coast Ashtanga - Steve Dwelley "Ashtanga Yoga as an Evolutionary Engine" Workshop - Omni Yoga & Boutique - Los Osos, CA (3)
August 12, 2017 Yoga Vie - Tina Ventrella - Private Teachers Adjustment Workshop - Yoga Vie - Lompoc, CA
November 25 - 26, 2017 Wanderlust Hollywood - Kino MacGregor - Ashtanga Magic, Twists, Led Full Primary Series, Handstands - Wanderlust Hollywood - Hollywood, CA (10)
February 24 - 28, 2018 Ashtanga Yoga Shala Santa Barbara - Dena Kingsberg - Ashtanga Workshop - Santa Barbara Yoga Center - Santa Barbara, CA (15)
March 1 - 4, 2018 Ashtanga Yoga Confluence - Dena Kingsberg, Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor,, Manju Jois, David Swenson, Tim Feldmann - Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa - San Diego, CA (20)
March 31, 2018 9th Limb Yoga - Devorah Sacks - Ashtanga Workshop - 9th Limb Yoga - Morro Bay, CA (3)
May 20, 2018 Yoga Vie - Virginia Traylor - Modify It Workshop - Yoga Vie - Lompoc, CA (3)
Continued Education to date: 138 hours
Current teaching schedule:
Mondays - FLOW 9:00 - 10:00AM
Saturdays - BASICS 8:00 - 9:00AM & FLOW 9:00 - 10:00AM
Sub for Ashtanga Yoga Shala, Santa Barbara, CA - Mysore/Led (various times)
Looking forward to practicing with you!