The LAST thing I ever expected to be in life was a YOGA teacher…
Growing up I participated in sports, like basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis. Yoga didn’t come onto my radar until friends of mine began prodding me to take a class. As Yoga gained popularity, the media-driven images of Yoga turned me off. I was never graceful or flexible. The dance classes I took as a kid, left me feeling extremely self-conscious and unwilling to participate in group classes. I also did not look good in spandex.
A friend was doing his training, and I took some of his free Yoga classes. I liked the way I felt after class. I went to Kripalu for a Yoga retreat, where I caught the Yoga bug! That summer I did my 200hr training, and then the 300hr training at Yoga High. There I learned about the community of taking class with others, but I also learned the value of having some private lessons!
What drew me most to yoga was the unconditional acceptance the practice offers. It was the only form of movement that I tried, where I felt great inside and out afterwards class. With the unique challenges Yoga presents, it also offers the space to hold each person’s experience each time you choose to engage in the practice.
Everyone needs some acceptance, grounding and understanding when beginning a yoga practice. Whether it’s a private lesson, group class, corporate class, pre-natal or senior yoga, my nurturing and caring come through. Listening to your own body is an art in itself. Many of us need a little guidance. My intuitive nature, experience and knowledge make me a good sherpa!
Namasté is loosely translated in English, “the teacher in me bows to the teacher in you.” I respect YOUR own knowledge of your body, and I work with you to learn more. Let me show you how, when you bring the body, the Yoga will follow!
It is with the deepest gratitude and admiration
that I share the lineage of my teaching background.
If you see a turtle sitting on a fence, you know it had to have had help.