“Feeling anchored into a deeper part of myself after sweating it out on the mat inspires me. When I let go and come into my breath and my body, I feel very much alive.”
Tell us about your early roots in your practice of choice.
I initially fell into yoga as a means to achieve that “yoga body” by staying active. When my late husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer, my practice then became my lifeline to my sanity and spirit. It was a mode of spiritual healing that helped me connect more fully to myself and others. After my husband passed on, I enrolled in the Jivamukti Yoga School teacher training to learn more about this practice and to ultimately empower myself to share this gift with others. It has forever changed the course of my life.
What inspires you in your practice?
Feeling anchored into a deeper part of myself after sweating it out on the mat inspires me. When I let go and come into my breath and my body, I feel very much alive.
What are valuable lessons learned from your training?
Check your ego at the door. I’ve learned that just because I was able to do something one day doesn’t mean I should do it today. I’ve learned to hone my skills of awareness and honor where I’m at in the moment. It’s not yoga perfect it’s a yoga practice.
What are some other classes you enjoy at Rise?
TURF ONE with Kurt
What does social wellness mean to you?
Social Wellness means connecting with a community of authenticity that supports being the best versions of ourselves. It’s wonderful to see members connecting with each other, coming back to class, and sharing in each others’ journeys.