I often say that I haven’t aged since I started practicing yoga 13 years ago. I thought yoga would be easy, given my dance background, but I was completely wrong! When I took my first class, I couldn’t wait for it to be over. But the next day I felt fabulous - and there was an inner peace and stability that was deeply beneficial and I knew I needed to develop it further. My yoga practice has grown through several different styles of yoga, three states, lots of books, and years of inner work.
Yoga has given me the strength and focus to feel gratitude in the face of challenges, of which I have had my fair share just like everyone. This calming and steady inner practice is what got me through the triumphs and hardships and what keeps me coming back. It has been a constant anchor through grief, the rigors of graduate school, and single motherhood and it continues to help me face every day with a smile and unwavering optimism about the mystery and miracle of being human.
Teaching and being a part of a community has become an integral part of my own yoga practice. The goal is to become more connected, more involved, and more consistent in living out my personal mission and purpose.
These days, in addition to my yoga practice, I work in a private clinic as a Master’s level Psychologist. Much of my time after work is spent with my daughter, outside in my garden growing organic vegetables and herbs for family and friends, or inside working on my latest poem or playing guitar.
I feel so grateful to share this gift of yoga with all of you. It would be lovely to see you in class, whether I am calling out poses or rolling out my mat next to you!
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