Yoga, Meditation and Healing Teacher
My life as a yogi began nearly twenty years ago. With a little encouragement from a friend, I took my first class at a Bikram Yoga studio. I fell in love with the practice. The challenge of the movements paired with a very hot room ignited something inside of me.
After 19 years of practicing different styles of yoga I decided to follow my heart and register for a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training. My education was focused on the principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa as well as the discipline of Yin Yoga. I believe that a physically rigorous lifestyle needs to be paired with consciously slowing down through mindful stillness. The combination of those two things can bring a sense of balance to one’s life. A state of both “yin” and “yang”.
It has been said, “We do not use the body to get into the postures, we use the postures to get into the body”. I wholeheartedly agree with this statement and take it one step further. Asanas paired with proper breathing techniques allow for students to experience the world in a completely different way. Taking deep breaths and moving mindfully is not something reserved for the yoga studio, it is a way of living. My goal as a teacher is to assist the student to move and breath in such a way, that what comes to pass in the studio, also comes comes to pass in one’s everyday life.
CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIALTIES AND PASSIONS
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) - Yoga Alliance
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Reiki Level II
BA Sociology - Stonehill College