Yoga has been a powerful and transformational practice in my life for over 25 years. It has taught me to let go of competition and comparison, to embrace fullness of Presence, and to give myself time and space to explore what it means to be alive, to breathe, to move, and to feel.
The terms ‘Yoga’ means ‘Union‘ – and I feel that the union that occurs through the practice is both personal and universal. We unite all aspects of ourselves – Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul. And we unite the Spark of Life within us with the Spark of Life that is in all, and that is the Essence of the Divine.
I have explored various styles of Yoga – from Integral to Kundalini, from Iyengar to Ashtanga, from Moksha to Kripalu. The style I love best and that is expressed most in my classes is called ‘Essence Awakening Yoga’, and it is a combination of essential elements from the Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini traditions. I completed my first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course in 2004 at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica where the focus was on Interdisciplinary Yoga – a mix of Hatha, Kripalu, and Power Yoga.
Breath is life. Prana is everything. Each posture is a portal into an awareness of physical sensation, an expanded possibility of thought & belief, an opening into full heart space, and a gift for the soul.