लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all”
Are you based in Tallahassee? Come see me in one of my public classes!
7 p.m. Wednesday, Yin Yoga @ Journeys in Yoga
12:10 p.m. Sunday, Sweat Yoga @ Sweat Therapy Fitness
I DISCOVERED YOGA IN ONE OF THE UNlikeliest of places. It was summer 2007, and I was interning with a commercial photographer in Manhattan for the summer. Bikram yoga was just starting to gain widespread POPULARITY, so along with several other interns I went to a very trendy studio and tried my first class.
The practice was intense, and I loved it. The mirrored room, the high heat, the praise for my innate flexibility. Oddly enough, these elements are all pieces I keep out of my practice, save for the high heat when I'm in the mood.
I practiced Bikram and other styles of hot yoga with fervor for several years, when eventually I found my current home studio, Journeys in Yoga in Tallahassee, FL. After years of practicing and learning more about myself and healing through yoga than anywhere else, I decided to become a teacher, and started studying with Many Rivers Yoga Teacher Training program.
Since that time, I've learned to teach multiple styles of yoga, begun study of sacred yogic texts and grappled with yogic philosophy. I had the pleasure of learning from two of my favorite yogis, Stacey Abbot and Suzanne Harrell, and currently enjoy teaching at Journeys in Yoga.
Today, my philosophy on teaching is that there is no 'right' way to practice yoga. There is no way, either, to be 'bad' at yoga, other than not to practice. When people say to me "oh, I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible," I'm quick to point out that this is similar to saying "I can't take the car to the mechanic, it's broken." I have experienced firsthand the beautiful, healing energy created through the practice of yoga, and view it as both my duty and my honor to share the practice with anyone and everyone who seeks it.
In addition to my public classes, I also offer private instruction in person or via Skype. Contact me using the form below if you're interested in private yoga and exploring your practice with me.