- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+
- Teaching since:
Student of yoga. Karaoke enthusiast. Traveler. Reader. Drinker of tea.
I became interested in yoga in the early 00's, drawn to its focus on self-care, self-reflection, and deliberate, mindful movement. I'd never been very physically active up until that point, preferring more cerebral activities. But, yoga seemed different from other types of exercise. It wasn't competitive. It wasn't aggressive. It wasn't about force; it was about acceptance. That was a message that resonated with me, and eventually led me to a greater sense of connection with my body.
Throughout the years, my practice has evolved, drawing inspiration from diverse sources, and expanding to include regular meditation and annual silent retreats. But the centerpiece has always been my home asana practice. It is where I started and where I always come back to - just me and my mat.
For me, the physical aspect of yoga has always been about finding joy in movement, expressing with grace what the body and mind can do when they work together - through consistency, focus, patience, and self-acceptance. To me, it is like moving art, and powerful in that the art is not for an audience, but for oneself. I hope to bring that feeling into my classes, and to guide my students into finding a sense of wholeness and connection within themselves.
I consider myself a lifelong student of yoga, and am grateful to the many teachers who have fed my practice and helped me to grow. I hope I can do the same for others, and that together we can explore a fulfilling, nourishing practice - all the way from soul to skin!