Over the years I have extensively studied various styles of yoga, from Ashtanga to Kundalini to Bhakti yoga. Borrowing pearls of wisdom from each of these forms and from the incredible array of amazing teachers that I have been blessed to study with, my classes are a synthesis of my personal practice and life experience. A continually evolving practice, I perceive the physical art of Yoga to be like a dance in which one plays with their innate creativity and power to give way to a deeper, internal experience of one’s authentic self. Through the process of breathing combined with a flow of challenging asanas, the intention is to bring the student into present time by working with the instrument of their own body.
My desire as a teacher is not to command a yoga class, but rather facilitate the group to evoke an energetic environment conducive to healing, transformation and creative expression .The exalted spiritual state that is often spoken about on the yogic path is not something that can be forced, but rather cultivated. I believe that this Divine Intelligence chooses us and that it is our responsibility to create an internal environment to allow for its emergence.
Students of all levels should be prepared to sweat and work hard and are encouraged to face any and all challenges with grace, composure and the knowledge and acceptance of their own personal limitations. As each individual focuses and cultivates a deeper more raw experience, the class energy intensifies and all can be uplifted and transformed as a group.