I am a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and completed my 200+ hour training with Dean Farrell at Yoga Ward (Milwaukee, WI).
How did I get to yoga? As a professional Church musician that was struggling in performance situations, I recognized a need to build core and body strength while connecting my mind, body and spirit. Upon learning of my search to find a path to do this, a friend of mine (who practiced yoga) recommended that I consider yoga. Accepting her invitation/recommendation, I sought a place to practice. After a couple of small sporadic stints of introductory yoga practice through park and recreation programs, I truly embraced yoga in 2011.
Through my viniyoga/vinyasa practice, I have found a place to connect the mind, body and spirit, while building upon my core and body strength and a place where I could leave all the to-do lists, conflicts, and sense of never-enough. Centering internally through yoga has given me a renewed sense of self and openness to my vocation not only as a musician, but yogi as well.
I typically enjoy a challenging and upbeat practice that flows; is kind and therapeutic to the muscles and body; and gives honor to where I am at the moment. Yoga is not a competition but a moment of personal practice.
Through my teaching, I hope to motivate others in their own practice and to share my love of yoga where, as Pattabhi Jois says, it is “99 percent practice and 1 percent theory.”