I have long felt a deep connection to movement — not only as a way to strengthen, but also to heal. In my own practice, I see yoga as an access point for release, and in turn, a way to create space for the shift to happen. Yoga is a practice of breath and of grounded strength; a practice of awakening the heart and expanding the mind. It has the ability to transform, soothe, strengthen, heal, create, and let go. I always knew I wanted to teach so that I could share the beauty of this practice and also help others arrive at this access point for release.
In my classes, I teach a dynamic flow through the use of creative sequencing and by linking breath with movement. Through using the breath as a guide, we also see that it becomes a way to tap into one’s own inner strength, igniting the fire of the practice from within. We work through whatever is it we “carry” with us, into a space of openness, humility, and acceptance. I am inspired by the release of the practice, and I believe in playing with the balance between edge and abandon; action and surrender; and gentleness and strength. Arriving on the mat can be a completely grounding lesson in humility as well as a forgiving exploration of self. As an instructor, I have always taught with the idea of growing into your practice, rather than into your perfection. It is my hope that this empowers students and inspires them to come into every moment empty; to not only let it fill them, but fulfill them; to laugh as much as they sweat; and to draw on the strength of community and learn to love their ground.