Yoga has opened my heart, eyes and soul to the beauty of life and the benefits of a mindful and compassionate existence. The practice of yoga has been an integral part of my personal transformation:
- from someone who didn’t really get what life was about, to someone who embraces each day with joy and light,
- from someone who didn’t know that there was an internal self, to someone who is fascinated with the depth, complexity and beauty of that inner environment;
- from someone who lived in the past and future, to one who embraces the present moment.
It is my joy to share this possibility of transformation, inner light and presence with students and encourage them on the journey to wellness and wholeness. I teach from my heart and encourage both challenge and selfacceptance, meeting the mind-body-spirit wherever we are, at that point in time.
My classes focus on breath, alignment, peace and joy. A typical class incorporates postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), relaxation (savasana), self love (mitri), mindfulness and meditation. The practice of yoga is a path for students to discover and embrace their true nature, happiness and inner peace.
I enjoy cross-pollinating my yoga and massage practices – utilizing my anatomy training to help students understand and appreciate their own wonderful physical structures and providing yoga inspirations to my massage clients. In addition, trained as an architect, I understand the importance of the body’s structural, and mechanical systems, critical to the health of the entire being, it’s all connected.
I also bring my interests in Buddhism (teacher Thich Nhat Hahn) and Shamanism (teacher Oscar Miro-Quesada) to my yoga teachings. In addition, I have studied at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur since 2004, taking a variety of workshops including Gestalt, Somatic Healing, Yoga, Art, Massage, Dance and more.
“Things are not as they seem. Nor are they otherwise.” The Lankavatara Sutra