Pose of the War God
I empower students to embrace and elevate their unlimited potential.
I have been practicing yoga for many years, and I love how it has transformed my body, mind, and life. I believe that the human spirit has unlimited potential and that the human experience is ever evolving, both on and off the mat. I want to share the gifts and insights that I’ve gathered with others as we build strong yet light-hearted communities unified by love, respect, and yoga.
My teaching style is rooted in formal training in different styles of yoga and inspired by self-discovery and my love for the physical practice. In my classes I combine traditional principles with contemporary transitions. There’s physical challenge, but the goal is to create ease, stability, and self-awareness. I strive to teach with authenticity and creativity, encouraging my students to bring their own personal intention to their practice, while empowering them to learn and find inspiration in every class.
My practice exemplifies the concept of “Koshas” or layers, which maintains that yoga is an interconnected discipline. Each session is intensely physical, yet accessible as we synchronize the breath with the use of repetition and a progressive series of postures. The intentional structure and alignment, infused with insightful and creative sequencing, allows students to enjoy the freedom of Vinyasa and motivates them to cross boundaries into the new and unknown, creating a sacred space to commune with the Self.
The yogis maintain that practice brings enlightenment. Science explains that exercise releases serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, which improve mood. My intention is to create a practice that is both thoughtful and physical. Some students may be seeking enlightenment; others simply may be trying to de-stress and get into shape. My goal is to offer a practice that is an experience available to everyone, in a way that more “subtle” practices of yoga may not be. Health and wellness of the physical form is something that yoga can offer everyone. It is a foundation for the process of awakening. The asanas that we practice are paths to finding a light and strong body as well as a calm mind.
Side Plank Variation
While I offer physical challenges, I emphasize that there’s no need to force anything; the process itself will bring deeper layers to your attention and may even lead you to try new practices like meditating, Pranayama (control of the breath), philosophy, and even the realm of the mystical. For the most part, our experience of reality remains linked with the body. There’s much value in practicing yoga asana for the physical benefits alone. Your goal may be to become pain-free or physically fit. The pure physical work can be your final achievement, or the work can begin a process of expanded awareness. If you desire, that new-found awareness can grow to encompass other areas of experience, emotions, and mind.
Your body is sacred; it has much to teach you and can lead you to reach physical and mental goals. My goal is to be of service for those of you who are looking to reconnect, to be part of something greater, and to have fun wherever you are on your journey.
Supported Chin Stand