His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for his unwavering integrity and dedication as both a spiritual and political leader
Why I Practice
Through yoga, I have healed, strengthened, and opened my body while at the same time learning to become more present, centered, calm, and clear in my intentions. And perhaps most significantly, through experiencing moments of stillness in my mind, which yoga so naturally cultivates, I have discovered a deeper connection with my higher self and with my own very personal sense of the divine; this quality of the practice, more than any other, is what has really changed my life. These are just a few of the reasons why I have, to a large degree, dedicated my life to my practice of yoga.
Why I Teach
I teach yoga because it's a powerful tool for optimizing physical health and wellbeing as well as for cultivating inner peace, tapping into one's always expanding potential, and contributing to highest wellbeing of the Earth and all beings through one's own inner evolution.