I know it sounds so cliché, but I was divinely guided to yoga when I was about 17 years old. I fell in love with yoga during my very first class and have practiced for the past 22 years. Becoming a certified yoga instructor was a huge dream for me. I became 200 hour certified in 2010, under the instruction of Dennis Eagan and Jean Hoiland of Intent Yoga Studio. Since then, I have had over 1000 hours of teaching experience and am pursuing my 500 hour certification through Three Trees Yoga.
When you take my class, you can expect a lot of instruction (meaning I talk a lot!). I am certified in an alignment based practice. How the body is aligned and working as a whole with all it's individual moving parts is very important to me. You can also be sure that I'll slip in some therapeutic yoga, some vinyasa and every once in a while a little Kundalini yoga as well. I like my classes to be authentic to the energy in the room. And being a Reiki Master, I'm very sensitive to that energy.
With having four active children, I have very little free time, but as a family we love to explore and hike and practice yoga poses in the craziest places that we can find. Yoga is magical to me. Yoga leads to understanding, peace, healing, joy and a better relationship between body, mind and breath. I am so grateful that yoga is my life.
My favorite pose is Urdhva Dhanurasana, or wheel pose. I love the feel of the opening of my chest and lungs as I push up into this pose. It makes me feel free and strong!
Wheel pose is believed to counteract stress, depression and anxiety.
If you are interested in more benefits of wheel pose, I have included the link below.
My most challenging pose is bakasana, or crow pose
"There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky And you ask "what if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?" ~ Erin Hanson
I stay very much stuck on the "what if I fall" .... but I never stop practicing and one day I know that I will fly.
My beautiful family consists of the SIX of us!! I feel very fortunate for every one of them!
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