"Doesn't matter how deep into a posture you go, what does matter is who you are when you get there."
- BKS Iyengar
My training & teaching
I am an Affiliate Purna Yoga Instructor and a graduate of the College of Purna Yoga at the 500 hour and the 200 hour level. I have had the opportunity to study with renowned teacher Aadil Palkhiwala, lifelong student of BKS Iyengar, with Savitri and other teachers at the College of Purna Yoga. I continue to deepen my learning by living my personal practice, by attending workshops, therapeutic trainings and by apprenticing with gifted and outstanding teachers.
I teach asana with alignment and knowledge of anatomy so that it can permeate the body at a deeper level to nourish the organs, nerves, muscles and the mind. It is not about achieving the perfect pose. It is about mindfully exploring the body and becoming more comfortable in the form you have right now, while aspiring and practicing to get to the next level. Heartfull meditation techniques are used to focus the mind so you may unfold more of your heart's desires. I integrate all aspects of practising yoga into class: asana & pranayama, meditation, nutrition and lifestyle choices, and yogic philosophy reconceptualized for the modern world.
My personal journey with Yoga
I have been drawn to the asana & meditation aspects of yoga since I was 10 years old. Back then, I could 'perform' many advanced poses. However, the time I began my teacher training in 2012, I was suffering from acute knee & neck pain and a debilitating wrist pain. I came full circle with my learning as I learned to approach asana from a new place of respect for my body. I learned to modify and use the poses to facilitate healing. I use dynamic meditation technique as a personal growth tool to cultivate the inner connection and conviction to make life choices more authentic to myself. I opened up to a whole new world of nutrition & lifestyle choices, that I continually apply to nourish and nurture myself and my family. Yoga continues to transform my life and I love to share this gift with others.