Every time I teach I recognize I’m walking people home, but the magic is that every single student is walking me home too.
One of my favorite quotes is, “We’re all just walking each other home,” by Ram Dass. This is what teaching yoga feels like to me. It is my honor and privilege to help walk people home. I love witnessing people make peace with themselves and realize that “home” resides within.
I fell in love with yoga many years ago. After about 12 years of being a student, I decided to become a teacher. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
I studied with Jill Knouse and completed her 200 RYT Elevate Yoga Training. I’ve also studied Yin Yoga with Paul and Suzee Grilley. I have 100 hours of advanced Yin Yoga training in Eastern Philosophy, teaching methodology, energetic and physical anatomy, ethics, and practicum with Annie Au Yoga. In addition to my yoga certification, I am also a certified NLP Master Practitioner, a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, a Life Coach, and have my TIBS (Trauma-Informed, Brain-Sensitive) yoga certificate.
I now teach Yin Yoga exclusively. Yin Yoga is all about creating space inside the body through stillness and long-held poses. It creates flexibility and openness in the joints while creating these same qualities in the heart and mind. Because of its meditative qualities, the lessons are easily translated off the mat. What do I want to create more space for? How do I react when I feel stressed or overwhelmed? Can I use my breath to stay present?
I use a hands-on approach to teaching and utilize my Reiki training to help students find calmness in their body and mind during. Every time I teach I recognize I’m walking people home, but the magic is that every single student is walking me home too.