My yoga journey began in 2005 when I took my first Bikram class. Having been into gymnastics, dance, and physical fitness, I marched to the front row of the class thinking no problem, I got this. And though VERY surprised and affected by the intensity and huge challenge, I was immediately drawn to the physicality of the practice and the inner determination required to make it through. For the next ten years I attended class on average 4 times a week, experimented with other types of yoga and eventually became equally as addicted to Vinyasa Flow. I knew I wanted to teach and share the benefits of yoga with others and finally in 2015 I completed 460 hours of Teacher Training, received two certificates in Hatha Bikram Hot Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. Teaching I find just as fulfilling as practicing and striking the balance between the two has enhanced life unmeasurably.
As a teacher I have a calming voice laced with enthusiasm. I strive to create a non-judgmental atmosphere, understanding and accepting the diverse bodies and minds that show up on the mat to work on inner, and outer, development. The journey of life, of yoga, of mindfulness is enhanced by exploration. If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on being what you’ve always been, so have fun with your practice, tweak it here and there, change it up and see where it takes you.
My daughter has not quite caught the yoga bug yet, but I was older than she when I caught it, so there’s still hope! I am a huge pet lover and I’ve had several dogs over the years that have been on the mat with me, literally! Currently Flexi Lexi is my K9 sidekick. Her favorite pose is frog pose, that’s how she lays on her belly. My favorite yoga pose is Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimottanasana, Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose.