The bhakti traditions. Ritual. Devotional practices. My teachers and gurus.
Why I Practice
I practice yoga as a way of offering myself back to the present moment over and over again. Through the practice of yoga I'm able to experience the beauty that my life has been offering me all along.
Why I Teach
The practices of yoga help give us a proper frame of reference to view our lives. After all, the school of Yoga is one of six schools of philosophy to arise out of ancient India. The practices of yoga initially took a close look at the endless turnings of the mind and examined thought-patterns as a way to experience lasting contentment.
Where the body goes, the mind will follow. My group classes are a rigorous, fluid vinyasa-based class that encourage students to use their yoga practice as a way to create space in their lives for unceasing grace.
Every experience can become an opportunity to grow in grace if viewed properly. When we are able to become more present, we start to tap into the limitless qualities of our being (described in yoga philosophy as a state of satchidananda, or Truth-Knowledge-Bliss) and this gives us something invaluable to share with the world around us.