The moment I found yoga, I began transforming into the person I am today. On the mat, I learned how to love myself and others. Then suddenly it became obvious that I needed to transcend the unhealthy habits, relationships, and career path that previously defined me.
In 2009 I received my 200-hour Teacher Training from Yoga South in Boca Raton. It was here that I gained the foundation of alignment, sequencing, and adjustments that are staples of my teaching style. Later, I received a Yin Teacher certification from Little Ocean Yoga in Jupiter. Today, I continue to practice with mentors regularly because I understand that an exceptional teacher must also be a devoted student.
I am hands-on and I love to challenge students. When I’m not teaching yin, I generally guide a physically demanding, yet intuitive vinyasa flow that connects the body to the breath, mind, and spirit. I encourage students to stay present through each posture and go inward to examine their self-limiting thoughts.
I believe our realities are shaped by our thoughts. And if we can rewire them to be more open, loving, and forgiving, we can create healthier bodies and minds. I believe adjustments are another way to inspire students to go inward by helping them stretch beyond self-imposed limitations.
I hope to challenge students’ perceptions on the mat so they may see life off the mat differently. Of course, always with love, patience, and encouragement.