It is all about the Yoga.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
It is quite simple, really.
I just feel called to the practice.
Whether I am on or off the mat, yoga guides me. As it does, the teacher in me is called to come forth and share what I am learning. This has brought me to teaching classes regularly, speaking and training abroad, and offering workshops, extended courses, retreats, daycations, and soon... a yoga teacher training.
More recently, it has inspired my husband and I to build our home, our "YogaFarm". Our samkalpa is to immerse ourselves in the blessings of yoga more completely.
My work is to heed the call to the practice. And what happens after that is not really up to me.
People sometimes ask me, 'Have you always loved yoga? Have you always been this flexible?' The answer to both is 'no'. It is a process, and a practice... not always easy, but always fruitful.
One thing that I have always known: Love is all there is.
That thread of Love is the lens through which I perceive and teach the traditions of yoga. It is yoga, or the union between and among all creatures, religions, peoples, cultures, and the Divine that is Love. It is this Love that I experience when I practice yoga and when I share yoga with others.
When I practice, I see, taste, experience, and share more Love than when I am not practicing. It is that simple. My relationships are purposeful, richer, juicier, and more graceful. So is my body. When my practice is strong, my teaching is intentional, elegant, and colorful. So is my life. Life is my Yoga. Yoga is Love. Love is Divine. Divinity is revealed through yoga.
My practice and teaching, of both yoga and ayurveda, are rooted in classical hatha and in non-dualistic Vedanta. Having been raised in America, I am inevitably influenced by allopathy, Western science, and the global challenges we face. These influences inspire me to teach from a seat of integration, inclusion, light, and strength. These principles guide my practice and my teaching. I believe that what we do on the mat translates into our life off the mat in the way we respond to our talents, limitations, and life experiences. The consciousness we cultivate on the mat is the consciousness we carry with us into our lives.
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