I've been a student of yoga for over 13 years.
My deepest yoga foundation and influence has been Anusara* yoga, and it is from that study that I teach. The teachers from whom I've been the most educated and inspired have been Elena Brower and Amy Ippoliti. Boundless gratitude to them for their guidance and example.
I have First degree Reiki training and incorporate the technique into my teaching.
I have first level Thai Massage training and incorporate Thai Massage into my private sessions. Gratitude to Jyothi Watanabe, senior teacher of the Lotus Palm School in Montreal.
At the intersection of stillness and physicality, we find great power. As a teacher, I aim to support and encourage that exploration. My classes are a mindful balance between asanas that strengthen the body, and meditation that awakens the heart and spirit.
To me, yoga is sacred, challenging, balancing, healing, empowering, playful, frustrating and uplifting. The learning never ends, the edge of my abilities and what I can discover about myself is ever-unreachable.
With all of these threads of yoga, it's my aim to interweave them when I teach so that my students find their own experience of the complexities of the practice.
I know from my own experience that yoga can be infinitely tranformative, and that's moved me to teach.
Consciously or subconsciously, we all desire to live at the highest expression of ourselves.
For me, yoga has been been a path to make it so.
* Anusara (a-nu-sar-a) is a Sanskrit word that means "flowing with Grace".