My love of yoga has been deeply rooted since my teenage years. I have been teaching the Ashtanga Vinyasa method since 2004 and have maintained a daily practice and the study of this method. I am devoted to carrying on this tradition.
I was certified as a teacher in 2005 (RYT 200, and 500 hour) by Paul Dallaghan from Samahita. I have also completed their 1100 hour training, and follow yearly workshops and trainings with international teachers with a particular interest in breath work, anatomy, alignment, and somatic practices. I have been in the fortunate position to have followed the pranayama teachings with Sri O.P Tiwari since 2006. The pranayama (breathing techniques) is a powerful therapy and has many health benefits. It is a wonderful complement to a yoga asana practice, but important to be taught correctly!
Over the years of being a teacher, my students have taught me how to modify and adapt the yoga practice to different body types as well as to work therapeutically with injuries. As a mother of 4 boys, I have personal experience of the health benefits of yoga during pregnancy and after childbirth, and I have guided many of my students to enjoy these benefits in turn.
In 2016, I became a certified yoga therapist and a continued hands-on deepening of my knowledge of using yoga as a therapy benefits many of my students. Using yoga as a healing practice is one of my main motivations as a teacher.
Pattabhi Jois once said “anyone can do yoga – an old man or very old man. One who is sick - he will gain health. One who doesn’t have strength - he will gain strength. The only person who can’t practice is the lazy man. The lazy man always has excuses…”
I look forward to meeting you soon on the yoga mat!