To attain what was previously unattainable is the journey of yoga. From the Sanskrit root “yuj,” yoga is the union and collaboration of all the systems in our mind, body, and soul. Yoga invites us to honor ourselves and attune to the voices within. The practice and philosophy invite us to deeply respect and care for ourselves and others in a new way, a way that trusts the process and commits to becoming more aware, adaptable, and well.
While the process will look and feel different for each person, yoga is for everyone. It is a way of living and choosing to be that wakes us up from the slumber of autopilot and apathy.
In my practice, yoga is a collective joining. Together through movement, breath work, meditation and discussion, we share, heal, and grow. I am inspired by traditional teachings (e.g. “Bhagavad Gita” and “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”) as well as more contemporary works (e.g. “Eastern Mind and Western Body: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self”) and draw from my love of Jungian Analysis.
As a student and teacher, I value and do my best to hold true to the ancient practice and tenets of yoga. My hope is to help you realize your potential and be able to see yourself as you are, vivid and bright energy connected to all around you. Together we will create time and space for you to be a witness to your experiences, to gain confidence and comfort in yourself, to be curious about your practice and journey, and to heal and connect fragmented pieces of yourself.
While I believe in the collective unconscious, the conscious manifestation of each humans individual journey will look different and require unique planing. Together we will work to create a sustainable and rewarding practice for you. We will foster your existing strengths and create space for the previously unattainable.
Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance. – Brené Brown