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JOURNEY

I began practicing yoga in 1997 with a Rodney Yee VHS tape (thank you, Mr. Yee!) that I randomly decided to purchase, never having heard of yoga before. 

 

My practice continued sporadically at home with VHS & DVDs until I became consistent & started practicing at a studio in 2013 as a sought a physical outlet to replace running.

 

When a yoga retreat in Nicaragua in 2014 changed my life, I began to experience yoga as more than physical.

 

The retreat helped me realize how unhappy I was & yet how I felt stuck in a life that I didn't remember choosing.  Yoga helped me reconnect with myself & what I truly wanted & to remember that I am free to create my life. It was on this retreat that I learned to meditate & meditation has been my primary practice of yoga ever since for its life-changing effects.

I went home & took my first yoga teacher training & began the difficult process of leaving a job & relationship that hadn't been aligned for some time.  Throughout, I overcame much conditioning & many inner & outer obstacles in order to leave the societally & parentally approved path to live my dream of living a simple life abroad that I still feel like I'm living each day. Yoga has also helped to free me from a past of anxiety & depression.

As such, out of a background of dabbling in marine biology, exercise physiology, zoology, microbiology, molecular biology, education, & wilderness therapy field guiding, yoga is the thing that has stuck.

It brings me more peace, contentment, & joy everyday and continues to help me expand what I think is possible & get out of my own way—& this is what I wish to share with others!

I love surfing, the speed of slow honey, a simple life lived mostly outdoors, life/self experiments, & learning daily as a constant student & explorer of yoga & life.  

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APPROACH

I aim to help people advance their yoga practice by taking it off the mat & into their daily lives to become free from external & internal limits to realize their true nature.

 

I believe yoga is a self-psychology technology that changes our lives by shifting our identity & reality. When live our yoga, we engage with life through a new lens. This allows us to recognize & unwind our wounds so we can rest more in our true nature that is peaceful, joyful, fearless, & expansive.

 

I love to share yoga by combining my Western & Eastern trainings to create a blend of the modern Western scientific, psychological, physiological, therapeutic, & functional aspects of yoga with yoga’s more traditional holistic, spiritual, & energetic expressions.

 
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TRAINING & EDUCATION

200h Vinyasa, Alignment Based, Boulder, CO, USA - Shannon Paige, Erin Colleen Keeley, Nafisa Ramos

300h Hatha, Kundalini, Restorative, Rishikesh, India - Yogrishi Vishvaketu, Eila Devi Buziak

6-Week Teaching Internship (English & Español), Colombia - Sierra Melcher, Andrew Singer

11-Day (100 hour) Vipassana Buddhist Meditation Course

50h Yoga & Life Coaching Training - Prem Robin Campbell

50h Yoga & Life Coaching Training - Becky Center

30h Yoga Anatomy w/ Therapeutic Emphasis - Joshua McGirk

25h Yoga Nidra - Lily Goncalves

20h Yin Yoga - Kate Lombardi

16h Transformative Yoga & Life Coaching - Lily Goncalves

12h Yoga History & Philosophy - Doug Keller

Reiki Level II - Megan Slattery

Thai Yoga Healing Massage - Shama Kern, Robert Gardner

 
Image by Marissa Rodriguez