About me and my Yoga journey, philosophy...
I have been practicing the physical form of Yoga for more than 15 years, kind of as long as I can really remember... I gravitated in and fell away from it at times. As many of you know I even was broken by it, dislocating my knee (taking a quarter sized divot out of the patella) in full splits back in 2014. That, had me away from Yoga for a year and brought me to another beautiful journey but of course we always make our way back to the path... After spending a year in a PT rotation, getting surgery, healing, renewed strength, spirit, I gravitated back...
I then decided to allow my path to unfold, which brought me to such expansion in learning Breath work and furthering my knowledge and growth in meditation. I attended the most amazing teacher training and continue to further my growth in areas that are dear to my practice such as yin and even ones that aren't because, well that is growth.
My self practice has always been one of being very mindful, building heat and power, full of intention, sense of being so incredibly present in every pose. Where the entire world can fall away, all that truly exists is me and my mat, yet I am so fully alive, everything fully existing simultaneously. My favorite place to practice is outdoors, with nature... I prefer organic heat, do love a good Hot Yoga class too.
My favorite class to teach, well... I love any class. I, searching myself deeply would say, one that is filled with intention, transitioning safely from and into pose, filled with mindfulness of your body in each moment. One which, understanding that growth and your best varies from moment to moment, side to side and fully understanding to love your body enough to listen to it enough to give it challenge but also give it softness.
Vinyasa Flow, Yin-style Vinyasa(slower, deeper) practice, with intention, mindfulness, and deep presence. Power Vinyasa very intent-fully done. Coming SOON: YIN!!!
My thoughts on Yoga is in being mindful in each and every pose. Through movement with deep intention we are able to achieve better alignment, stronger poses, softer poses and better listen to the mind, body and soul... Fully nourishing them all in that moment, existing fully in that moment.
Meditation, is a useful tool in reducing a number of health ailments such as stress, high blood pressure, stomach issues. It can also be incredibly helpful in having more restful nights, better sleep. Meditation, can be done in many forms such as Guided Meditation, Visualization, Journeys just to name a few. It can be helpful of moving past barriers which impede our ability to move forward with goals, relationships, healing.
Breath work can be absolutely amazing for many reasons. Increasing oxygen to the body is always an incredible benefit. There are very many different types of breath work some Yogic based called Kriyas. I am able to assist you in some variety of Breath work, exposure to different types be they traditional, Kriya based, working on Chakras, so on.
How can Breath work help?