Yoga for me is a way of life, it is accessible to regular, ordinary people who want to grow, heal and tune into their best selves. Every class, every yoga experience, is a good class!
The teachings of the yoga masters say that yoga is about mind control, it is the destruction or elimination of self limiting thoughts we all have. They say that at our core we are super powerful, and everything we say and do matters. To control the mind, we learn to control the breath!
My yoga seed was planted more than twenty years ago, and has evolved into Meditation and Guided Visualization Teacher, Yoga for Dancers, Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Teacher Training Assistant.
When I first started practicing yoga I had a rotator cuff injury, and had to patiently relearn how to re-stabilize the shoulder, and undo habits of compensating to restore range of motion. As a classical ballet dancer and expert at compensating the body to push and compete, pain became my trans-formative tool to explore and practice Yoga Therapy with Functional Synergy teacher Susi Hately.
Always the common thread throughout my teaching is breath awareness, mindful movement, stretching, balancing (both inwardly and physical) healing and stillness, with a focus on the journey rather than the destination.
As a student and practitioner, I continually study to improve my knowledge of yoga and anatomy, proper alignment in postures, compensatory patterns, pure movement.
My classes are challenging though safe, fun and lighthearted, and I learn from every class and every situation. Students inspire me more than they could ever know!
Study and practice includes: