I have been studying yogic philosophy most of my adult life and started the asana (physical) practice in 1996 as a way to express my deep love of life. Through the asana practice I have found a way to bring the song and dance of my mind, body and spirit together as one complete symphony.
I have been inspired by many throughout the years and thanks Werner Erhard, Buckminster Fuller and Swami Bhaskaranda on launching me on my spiritual path. I completed the 8 Limbs Teacher Training in January of 2004 and continues to study and be inspired by many teachers including BKS Iyengar, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Snatam Kaur, Rodney Yee and Steve Ross to name just a few.
My classes tend to be physically challenging which allows students to find their power from within. I teach meditative flows, linking breath to movement, integrating strength through grace, alignment through insight and wisdom through contemplation and meditation. Classes focus on breath work, creating heat from within, core strengthening, creating space in the hips and shoulders, opening the heart through back-bends and looking at the world with a different perspective with the help of inversions. I encourage students to challenge themselves with enthusiasm. My favorite affirmation is “approach life like a child looking forward to Christmas.”