It was only a short while ago after a layoff from my corporate job that I started asking myself tough but insightful questions. What is my purpose and direction? Do I go on living the same comfortable life that is safe and predictable? What really brings me joy and contentment and how can it make a difference to others? The answer was yoga.
Yoga provides a foundation and understanding of how ancient teachings can be applied to our contemporary lives; that postures, breathing techniques and meditation are rooted in moral principals. Yoga encourages us to live in harmony and peace with nature, with ourselves and with others, and in a state of wholeness. My yoga training taught me how to embrace these concepts and to apply them.
After practicing for about eight years with Tenaya, I pursued my RYT200 Yoga Teacher Certification in 2009. I teach a Vinyasa Flow which is designed for students who are familiar with most foundational postures, as well as beginning pranayama and meditation. I am also a Certified Wellness Coach and enjoy helping people discover and transform limiting beliefs that may be holding them back from reaching their full potential. I am a member of Off the Mat Yoga in Action, a grassroots organization that leads groups through interpersonal connection work to support and encourage community service.
Through my own yoga practice I continue to grow, and I am forever learning from my teachers and from my students. I remain a thirsty student of yoga, and of life and it’s daily surprises.
My two witty, bright and talented teenage sons are my greatest gifts of love and light.