ne of my favorite childhood memories is I was a dreamer as a kid. I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast, an actress, a singer and a dancer all at once. My sister and I shared a love for movement. When our parents were out in the evening, we would turn up the lights inside, turn on the music, open the curtains and dance to our reflection in the windows. It was so joyous — dopamine levels must have been off the charts. My dreams, in those moments, felt entirely within reach.
I love teaching yoga because I read a great book recently, Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle Melton. She wrote, “In yoga, instead of using my mind to download wisdom, I use my body”. That’s what I love about teaching yoga! In yoga, the body teaches the mind which is a complete flip-flop to what I used to think about how we learn. Our bodies have a lot to say. Yoga can help us learn to listen.
A life lesson I’ve learned from my yoga practice is Like yoga, life can be awkward and frustrating. It's uncomfortable at times. When I stop arguing with what is (in yoga and in life) and breathe, accept and adapt, I experience my life in an entirely different way.
Three words that describe my teaching style: big-hearted, joyful, imperfect
When I’m not teaching yoga, you’ll find me at breathe, with my family, or taking quiet time to read
Three people who inspire me are I am inspired by three categories of people: People who are oppressed by circumstances and still find the good in others, people who have suffered greatly and yet still reach for joy, and people who are privileged and remain compassionate and open-hearted.
One of my favorite quotes is: "What's in the way is the way"
The beginning of a beautiful friendship!
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