Classes taught at Heat:
Heat A, B, B ADV, Warm 75
How long have you been teaching: 2 yrs
Why did you decide to teach:
Became a teacher because the impact that my own practice had on my life was profound...and I knew I wanted to share that with others!
Ustrasana is my favorite pose because it combines strength and vulnerability!
Favorite song to hear during practice: is a chant "Gaytri Mantra"
Favorite saying: dont over think anything...it creates a problem that was never there.
Where can we find you when you're not at Heat:
I like to hang out with friends and family of course! I also love to get lost in a bookstore...with a good read and a good cup of coffee;)
I studied martail arts for several years...I have a black belt. I am also fluent in American Sign Language.
What do you emphasize in your classes:
In class I want to emphasize the practice of mindful poses. Not throwing yourself into a pose just because...really learning to use your breath to find the pose that works in your body. And remember that pose may look totally different than your yogi neighbors pose!
What did you do prior to teaching:
In my previous careers I was in retail management and office admin positions.
What has yoga taught you:
Yoga has taught me a deeper sense of awareness in my own body and heart. The practice of yoga allows me to be present, and connected day by day. Although I still struggle, I would say that by far I worry less, I have less anxiety, I have less headaches and over all notice a greater sense of clarity in my thoughts. Yoga is what keeps my heart and emotional life in check and balanced. I have had a lot of loss in my 38 years...and yoga has kept me a float. Actually better than a float... ALIVE and JOYFUL!! It is my passion...and Im so grateful for it and that I have a great studio and students to share it with!!