“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. “ Joseph Campbell pretty much sums up what the ultimate goal of practicing Yoga is for me: To align and integrate my body, mind, soul, and dharma with my actions, words, and energy so that I can live the path of service in joy.
As a teacher, I see my deepest role as a holder of sacred space for my students to see themselves and their magnificence more clearly. To assist them in grounding into their bones, and learning how to anchor their spirit and mind through breath. My joy is to weave magic with my words, body, intention, and the collective energy of others.
Yoga has been the gateway to the path of self-discovery and integration of all my parts - seen and unseen. Each time I step on my mat, the sound “h(om)e” reverberates beneath my feet. I see my movement as a prayer – an offering of gratitude. A bowing down to all that I do not know, and to all of the teachings left to learn. On and on we go…
Since becoming certified as a yoga teacher in 2008, I’ve taken countless workshops, and have been exposed to and influenced by a diversity of teachers and styles. Among my influences are: Baptiste, Ashtanga, Yin, Prana Flow, Anusara, Kripalu, and Tantra.
Most recently, I’ve been training with Brooke Sullivan at The Wild Temple School in Grass Valley in the lineage of Sri Vidya Tantra. My experience and understanding of Thai Massage, Ayurveda, chakras, and the energy highways in the body also heavily influences my approach. As a teacher, my intention is to use the practice of yoga, in its many forms, to create a container into which we can expand our awareness, root our intention, ground our bones, and experience freedom from within, all through joyous movement!