Practicing Yoga feeds my heart!
It quiets my mind, and awakens my spirit.
Teaching Yoga = my service, my sweetness, my sukha.
Yoga has enriched my life in more ways than I can count &
I’m inspired to share this love of Yoga with my students.
My personal yoga practice of 20 years has led me in many directions with truly amazing teachers. I am deeply GRATEFUL to each and every teacher I’d had the honor of learning from and practicing with. I still remember my first yoga class...in Eugene, OR.
My teaching style is rooted in Hatha Yoga.
My Yoga is Whole Yoga, it includes asana, as well as pranayama (breathing) and guided meditation techniques.
On your mat, I intend to guide you into your own breath, your awareness and your movement to feel your body, know yourself and befriend your life. My classes are all mixed level (unless otherwise notes) and everyone is welcome!
In my role as teacher I strive to:
- Give each student the tools to pay attention, listen within and actualize their individual process of self-discovery
and personal transformation.
- Adapt the many methods of yoga practice to the suit each students' unique conditions, needs and interests.
- Help each student move mindfully and joyfully through life.
My Story: In 2003, after 10 years exploring Yoga as mostly an asana (the poses and what most of us think of when we say ‘yoga’) practice, my curiosity and desire to go deeper, to consciously quiet my chatty (an understatement) mind, balance my emotions and manage my stress levels, led me to explore various meditation techniques.
After exploring various types of meditation, without much satisfaction or ease, I found a technique that I clicked with - it was lovely and still is. A tidal wave of gratitude to my teachers and to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for this great Yogic Knowledge. My regular Transcendental Meditation practice has been a lifeline to balance, health and creativity.
In 2005 I stepped deeper down the rabbit hole of life and Self receiving a Master’s of Arts degree in Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management, in Fairfield Iowa. There my relationship with Yoga in the broadest sense was powerfully deepened. Personally it was a bright highlight in an already beautifully rich life.
In 2011 my desire to teach and share Yoga surfaced. A door opened and I began Yoga teacher training with Tanya Sowards (uber power-filled teacher and Yogi) at Devanadi Yoga in Minneapolis MN.
Off the mat and in the world I practice Yoga as I share my passion for storytelling (www.listentoatale.com) with anyone who will listen, as I dig together with my sweetheart, Patrick, in our lovely organic urban farm/garden, and in all the multifaceted relationships in my life.
Thank you for visiting this site and look forward to sharing a Yoga practice together. I wish you joy, silence and grace on your beautiful journey!