A yoga practice makes life more manageable. A yoga practice makes you a better leader and partner and citizen. Through all the stressors and distractions of this modern world, a yoga practice can lead you back to yourself.
I like pretty shapes and strong muscles, sure, but yoga eases the burden of my spinning mind and allows me to see clearly, to experience peace. That's the reason I have chosen to spend my life sharing it.
Self regulation skills are only going to become more important as the pace of life continues to accelerate. Anxiety, stress, and depression impact all of us! I really believe it's ok to talk about this! We need certain skills to function optimally- yoga provides an owners manual, a kind of roadmap to help us navigate our humanity.
Yoga is for everybody and I'm honored to work with all of them! High school students, Paralympians, office types, and other yoga teachers- educating on strength and ease for the body and preparedness for the mind. I am an adjunct professor at Marymount University in the Department of Health professions teaching Yoga for Stress Relief. I have certifications in veteran yoga and prison yoga, and yoga for 12 step recovery. I am dedicated to giving as much of my time as I can to these causes.
Last but definitely not least, I was an NCAA Division I Women's Rowing coach for 13 years out of college (and I still help out local high school teams), so I like to get after it! My public classes are vigorous physical experiences and my retreats are physiological and mental journeys inward. I have been teaching bodies to move for 20 years so above all, my classes and my yoga teacher training are intelligent, informative, and safe.
When I have something I really want to share, I'll send it to you.