Practicing and teaching yoga has been a process of personal discovery and self-awareness. I have practiced yoga for over 10 years but found a dedicated yoga practice during my first semester in graduate school while studying Marriage and Family Therapy.
At the time, yoga offered me a physical outlet while enduring a stressful graduate program and going through a transitional period in my life. Yoga quickly became much more than a way to release anxious energy, exercise, and sweat. It became a place for me to learn about myself and ultimately come to a place of greater acceptance and unconditional love.
When asked about my yoga practice I often find myself saying, “Yoga saved my life.”
I strive to teach in a way that is heartfelt, challenging and relevant to each individual that shows up on the mat. Yoga meets you where you are and my intention is to do the same.
Inspired by the parallels of psychology and yoga, I teach in a manner that reflects the importance of both. I am passionate about guiding students to a place of internal awareness and ultimately a deeper acceptance of the self. I believe each yoga posture is a direct dialogue with the body – the languages being the physical sensations and the quality of the breath. I encourage you to connect to this inner dialogue and present moment by way of breath and intentional focus on physical sensations, thoughts, and feelings.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita