After spending most of most of my working career as a chef, I came to yoga as a “last ditch effort” to get my mind and my body right.
I had spent the better part of a decade managing chronic back pain and my headspace was a kaleidoscope of personal insecurities and false facts.
I began practicing a couple of times a week and resisted every moment.
Every posture, every opportunity for reflection, and every mantra was met with suspicion and reluctance. Yet, somehow, I persevered.
I knew behind all the noise was a resistance to change, a resistance to an alternative story, a fear of stripping away that which I had thought defined me.
Over time my practice become more regular, and I found myself practicing off the mat as well.
Allowing myself room to breath, room reflect, room to simply exist in any given moment.
I decided to take the journey to train a few years ago.
Encouraged by my teachers I surrendered to the experience, explored further depths of the practice and philosophy and found myself with an ever growing appreciation for what this practice has to offer.
I enjoy a strong practice with a gentle interweaving of philosophical reflection.
I seek to help students better understand their bodies as an avenue to better understand their higher selves.