My yoga journey began back in 2008 when my wife suggested we take a class together as a means of exercise. I was uncomfortable with the idea to say the least. I hadn’t been physically active for quite a while and the idea of “yoga” was foreign to me. The physicality of it was demanding, but what was more intense was the mental challenge. Although I was in a room full of people, I was alone with my thoughts and not comfortable with that at all. But as I continued on I came to the realization that yoga was not just a way to exercise the body, but also the mind and the soul. I began to look forward to my mat time as a way of diving into myself; taking stock of what was pressing on my mind, untying the those mental knots and releasing that which was stressful.
Throughout my yoga exploration I have found myself living on both the East Coast, West Coast, and in the Midwest; I have attended countless classes in countless studios, but it wasn’t until I found myself at my first Soulful here at EnSoul Yoga that I felt I had truly found a home. The warmth, kindness, and compassion that greeted me filled me with a confidence to push beyond my practice comfort zone, and within a year I found myself on my way to Mexico for Life and Teacher Training.
I pride myself on being as welcoming and supportive of every yogi who attends my classes, as I experienced on my first day; trying to lead by example that no matter your experience level, body type, or physical condition, yoga has something for us all.