Yoga has been the saving grace in my life since 1988, when I was convinced to take a “stretch class” at 6am. I was an avid weight lifter, cyclist, swimmer, and runner with tight muscles and loose joints and my first yoga teacher cleverly did not identify her class as yoga as she knew I would never have come. It’s a testimony to her powers of persuasion that I showed up at 6am, not being a morning person at all.
I was immediately and passionately hooked.
In the intervening years I have studied a variety of methodologies, including Kripalu, Iyengar, Anusara, Astanga, and Dynamic yoga. I have attended a month long 200-hour training at Kripalu Institute in Lenox, MA and a two-year, 723 hour training in Oakland, CA, plus countless week-long and weekend training sessions.
The most important lesson I have learned in my years of studying and practicing yoga is that is a journey of self-discovery that unites body, mind and spirit. The practice uses postures to inquire into the intrinsic unique true nature within each of us, and meditation and breathing to become present to what is arising within us.
The classes I teach are perfect for students who want a concentrated, defined, and intelligently sequenced workout that allows them to slowly and compassionately prepare the body for effort as well as surrender. Students are encouraged to listen to the body and breath and honor what they experience, but also given the opportunity to challenge themselves.
Students with injuries or physical restrictions are welcomed as are those with healthy bodies who want to improve supple strength and flexibility.
I welcome you to join me on the joyous journey of Yoga!
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Certified Yoga Instructor