Yoga like love, opens closed doors. Yoga, as spirit, opens doors to willingness. Yoga, as a physical Practice, opens the unique connective-doors of body/mind/emotion waiting within each being. My work, my sustenance as a teacher is opening Yoga’s many doorways in order to nurture, support, and expand a life. This alchemical transformation of the mat is linked time and again to that off the mat. Here, we learn courage to take the next step ~ be it a headstand, a longer Pranayama, an arm balance. It is like a new job, a new relationship, or a big move. We are unearthing vulnerability, resilience and a regenerative capacity to grow.
When students enter the studio door, I ask ~ ”What are you seeking? What do you need? What are you willing to try?” My desire is to make their Yoga-Journey not only joyous, expansive, and courageous, but to offer a unique structure to their needs. A student once said my classes were like a prayer. I return to this time and again to listen and observe without judgment, offering to meet a body where it is, not where it thinks it should be.
I teach internationally- beginners through advance; Vinyasa & Shakti Yoga Dances. I am committed to a strongly physical Practice with anatomical alignment, and injury-free movement. Class doorways include: Asana, Pranayama, mudra, mantra, and connecting to the earth in her seasons, and solar/lunar cycles. The art of Shakti Dances, with their emphasis of uniquely linking asanas that dance the mat are often part of class offerings, along with the responsibility of accepting the body’s needs, limitations, and gifts.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.