I have been a student of yoga on and off since I was a child and I consider it a lifelong journey. I attended the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica and I've been a certified yoga teacher since 2003. It is an honor to share it with others.
I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing space for my students to clear their minds and land in their bodies. I believe that yoga is accessible to everyone and I focus on teaching each student to pay attention to their own body and what it needs and to start each practice from where they are at that moment - Every. Single. Time. -because our body changes day to day and year to year and if we aren't paying attention to it we risk injuring ourselves. The journey towards a pose is much more important than the final destination of the pose itself, and when we can let go of the expectations in our mind we are much more able to sink in to wherever we are.
As yoga has gained popularity in the western world there are images all over the place of young, thin, flexible women (and a few men) in yoga poses. These images are used to promote everything from clothing to energy bars, and while there's nothing inherently wrong with this, it gives the false impression that yoga isn't for everyone. I believe that yoga IS for everyone. It's not just for young people, or strong people, or flexible people - it's for anyone who wants to focus on their body, mind and spirit. If you're interested in meeting yourself on the mat with some supportive guidance from a compassionate teacher, please contact me. I'd love to see how we can work together.