Taking life moment by truthful moment. That's what yoga has been trying to teach me...and perhaps you as well.
In my classes, you'll experience an emphasis on slowing things down. On drawing your awareness to your alignment. On knowing whether your true practice in the moment is to challenge yourself to do more than you think you can or perhaps to let yourself do less than you think you ought.
In other words, you'll come to experience yourself. To actually feel rather than think. And yeah, you'll do some cool things with your body that you may not have ever done before.
Each class I lead is a culmination of what I've learned from my teachers these last many years, beginning 15 years ago shortly after moving to Manhattan to work in publishing. I studied under teachers who were strongly influenced by Iyengar yoga and, as such, emphasized precision of alignment, including Marco Rojas and Jenny Aurthur of YogaWorks. Thanks to their teachings, I came to understand the space and grace created when we slow down and let the body release, an approach mirrored in the fundamentals of meditation I learned from Alan Finger.
My understanding of yoga expanded when I began to practice in Phoenix under teachers who believe the true practice of yoga isn't how well we execute the pose. It's how well we can let ourselves ease into the pose and surrender to the breath and the stillness found there.
You'll experience my approach to yoga even as I continue to further explore my own understanding of the practice known as "yoga." I was formally educated in yoga during my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Tara Martell and Bex Richards in 2017 and have been teaching in studios, gyms, substance abuse centers, cancer support groups, Desert Botanical Garden, DeSoto Public Market, backyards, and online ever since.
Some things students mention after class...
"You are the gentlest badass."
"With your class, I feel my soul STREEEEETCH."
"How did you do that?!"
"That was meditative. My head was out by...Pluto."
"When else do you teach?!"
"I like your style."
"Too soon to ask for a second date?"
[uttered by a student after her initial class]
[a goofy grin accompanied by a thumbs up before she flopped back onto her bed after an online class]