Recently someone asked me the question, "Why do you teach yoga?". The response fell effortlessly from my mouth, "I teach yoga because I practice yoga. Also because it is an interesting and informative process and I believe everyone should somehow keep connected with the process of being informed."
My personal practice of yoga is to establish a relationship with myself through process. To show up as myself in whatever that is and to nurture the components that lie in the traditions and philosophies of yoga. The classes I teach always invite participants to a place where they rejoice in what is, to educate about the fortifying qualities of alignment in postures combined with fluency of their breath. I look forward to sharing with others this discipline (yoga) as well as the freedom and inquiry to transform.
200 hour certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor & 500 hour certified with Noah Mazé and is currently involved in an in-depth training with Noah to be a certified YogaMazé instructor. Philosophy teacher is Douglas Brooks.
I have been teaching for over 13 years. I have been a yoga studio owner for 10 years.
I don’t tend to refer to myself as an artist and a poet. I feel a far cry from both because my commitment to those expressive ventures is not full swing. Yet being creative and communicating are at my essence. I’m drawn to the edges of culture, the feelings of boredom in chaos, and I’m fascinated with the faces of people.
The process of teaching yoga (to me) is a way to poetically weave aspects of living in the world and expanding understandings of ourselves with the human body/breath.