“Yoga releases the creative potential of life. The light that yoga sheds on life is something special. It is transformative.”
I began practicing yoga in 1990 and started studying with senior Iyengar yoga teachers in 1997. Since then I have continued to take workshops with senior Iyengar teachers several times a year throughout the U.S. in New York City, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Montana, Colorado, New Mexico and Oregon. I started teaching in 2004 after finishing the Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT. I earned my Iyengar teacher certification, a rigorous four year process, in 2009. My mentors and primary teachers have been senior Iyengar teachers Mary Dunn, Dean Lerner, and Rebecca Lerner. I studied with B.K.S. Iyengar and his family at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India in 2011 2013, and 2015.
I embarked on my yoga teaching journey while continuing my career in education, initially as an early childhood teacher and then as a school psychologist, eventually specializing in autism. My professional career informs my yoga teaching with the awareness that each of us has unique strengths and challenges that we can confront and utilize to grow and develop throughout our life stages.
Yoga is a mind-body practice that has truly transformed my life. It helps me move more freely and steadily through my daily life. It continues to be a process of deepening self awareness and the capacity for being present.
I love teaching yoga as much as I love practicing yoga. It is so satisfying to see my students gain confidence, ease and joy as they practice yoga.
My advice to all my students, new and seasoned, is to practice with curiosity, compassion, and patience. The physical, mental and spiritual benefits will come.
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