I have been teaching yoga and movement for ten years, only to discover the beauty and grace of committing to deeper allowance of humility—the more I know, the less I know. This is a great gift, to embrace the unknown! How else can I continue to evolve if my cup is already full?
I study and live the art of letting go of physical, mental and emotional burdens by allowing emotions and memories surface when they do with nonjudgmental, embodied presence. At 40-years old, I am at peace with my life for what it has been in its entirety, embracing my struggles as providing learning tools that have carried me to where I am now.
I have faced my own health challenges, which is why I am here as I am today, continually seeking guidance, knowledge, and skills to ease myself in body, mind and spirit. This is why and how I practice yoga, and as a teacher, my primary intention is to instill presence, awareness, acceptance, and the wisdom and peace only found within.
I started working with meditation in 2000, young and intrigued with consciousness and the unconscious mind. Tormented by my own, meditation offered me awareness of my thought patterns. It allowed me peace from the madness that could be my body-mind. I studied yoga from then on, mostly in aim to stabilize my tendencies of pushing too hard and too fast, too much perfectionism, too much thinking, analyzing, stressing, achieving, rebelling, burning out.
Discipline in body-mind practices and profession—Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga, Somatics & experiential anatomy, bodywork, release technique, dance and movement, improvisation, and writing—has empowered more moments of freedom from my own baggage, by dissolving layers of blockage, tension, and culturally constructed limitations.
I integrate five-element theory with meditation, breath work, asana (yoga postures), and experiential movement to access certain organs, meridians, and/or fascia lines to help ease physiological and mental-emotional imbalances. Appropriate foods, herbs and supplemental practices can be recommended based on imbalance(s).
I provide foot reflexology and full-body Ayurvedic & Swedish massage with essential oils and teach beginner to advanced and all-level Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga.
This is from what and why I share: because the journey of health and balance is our right, our liberation, already here, available to us.