My passion is to guide clients through ancient practices of physical yoga, spiritual philosophy, chanting and breathing. I love slowing down with students as we both build our internal awareness in this fast paced society.
I would like to say I found yoga at such and such time and my life has been transformed ever since, but let’s get real. I didn’t “FIND” yoga. Yoga isn’t hiding in a corner of society waiting for seekers. Perhaps, yoga is the society of those choosing love and demonstrating devotion, evolving with and from the timeless concepts of spiritual oneness, and I am slowly moving forward with those. Perhaps…
My presence teaches me patience. I begin and finish my hour with intention setting, OM, and gradual movement. Curiosity and compassion are my allies.
Some of my favorite classes to teach are hatha style, Iyengar wall, vinyasa flow, yin and restorative, beginner level, kids, special needs, and injury/athlete recovery.
I typically assist others in my classes with hands on adjustments, verbal cues, demonstrations of sequences, or by energetically holding space, and am eager to visit many studios to be of service to other teachers and groups.
As I look forward to new opportunities in the states as a traveling yogini, my trust in the unknown and faith in humanity grows exponentially. My heart nods with certainty that there are places I am meant to see and people with whom I am meant to heal.
Asana (movement) is only one branch of the beautiful yogic tree, and I am honored to teach many other types of “yoga.” If you are new to this realm and are not sure what you are looking for, or own a center and want me to demo, I offer free consultation to see if we might be a good fit!
My lineage of teachers ranges widely from technical, to mechanical, to just plain silly at a festival, and my life goal is to be a student. “If you listen, they will teach you.” I am proud to call the trees, my sweat, a book in your library, and everything in between my instructor.
Grounding down into the physical body so we can ascend spiritually, I coach my students to invite emotion, feeling, and personal story into their poses. Yoga is not a simple combination of alignment and balance. Using Sanskrit, myth, modern approach, and as much grace as I can muster, I continue to explore the roles of life guard, physical therapist, coach and story teller that are inherent in “teacher.”
My vow is to go as lightly as possible through these travels in order to step sweetly and fully receive the gifts of abundance, however they show up.
My heart bursts when I join in on retreats and yoga teacher trainings. I have been fortunate enough to have practiced in Peru, Costa Rica, Bali, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and all over the continental US.
Friends and community help me pray for peace, one moment at a time! Do you have a monthly gathering or meeting group? I’d love to drop in and join forces!