With a focus on the fundamentals, the breath, alignment, and what feels good in the body, I believe that it is my true purpose to bring individuals into their yoga practice. While I love teaching a fun and upbeat flow from time to time, I am most lit up when working with the following:
A lot of people these days want to learn it, apply it, advance in it, master it, and move on. Yoga doesn't work like that - we learn a lot over a long period of time. When we mindfully tune in to the foundational aspects of yoga: the breath, foundation (building from the ground up), drishti (gaze), heat (discipline), and flow (moving meditation), everything shifts. Whether we're stepping onto our mats for the very first time, or for the three hundred and first time, there is always something to learn. Yoga is for every body, and every mind can benefit from this practice.
imagination, Self-exploration, Self-love
Everything changes at this age - our interests, our peers, our bodies... what better age to learn how to show up for our Selves and one another? What better age to learn how to breathe through the tough stuff and stay true to who we are? Looking back on my formative years, I would have given anything to have learned mindfulness tools for loving myself and focusing. And so, here I am - bringing yoga and mindfulness to little people, one big breath at a time. Currently leading Mindfulness 101 at Porter Gaud Middle School.
connection with Self, solace, healing
My life experiences with Veterans over the years has not only made me who I am today, these experiences brought me to my yoga mat and into this work. It is a true honor to be of service to the men and women who've served our country and either introduce them or dive deeper with them into this practice. Today, as a Warriors at Ease Certified Teacher, I lead a weekly class: Peaceful Warrior, every Wednesday 6pm at Everybody Zen Yoga on Johns Island in Charleston, SC.
"Yoga has taught me that it is possible to will myself into a sense of peace and mental calmness. It has taught me to slow my life down and how to better deal with adversity by being a more patient and thoughtful individual.
It has taught me how to be comfortable in my own skin... I only wish I would have found yoga earlier in my life."