When and how did you start practicing yoga?

I started practicing yoga in 1996

How has it helped you grow as a person?

Mostly it helps me step back and see myself as I am. It’s not always pretty but it is me. I have grown in my natural self and I am unabashed at expressing myself fully these days as I have learned pretending to be something I am not ,really never turns out well.

What should students expect from your class?

Students can expect my full attention and my honesty. The class will be geared to what I see in the room, physically, emotionally, spiritually and taking into consideration the world around us and the influences that plays on the class and mix of students that show up on any given day.

Be Yoga has a number of class styles. Which is your favorite, and why?

Slow Flow;

I like that a slow flow class gives students time to feel, notice, and make self-adjustments.

Slow Flow is the practice I feel can best support the busy active lives we tend to live. It is the yin to the yang and it’s the yang to the yin. It has both heat and strength available and it has time to let the muscles release and relax. It asks us to slow down and pay attention while moving through the asana.

What element of yoga philosophy fascinates you the most?

The integrative aspect of how the koshas, kleishas and gunas and how they dance with us on our Yoga mat. I am drawn most to the teachings of the Gita and then I support that wisdom with the Yamas and Niyamas and the blue print they provide us

What do you like to do when you’re not doing Yoga?

Be in nature walking trails, riding my bike, playing beach volleyball or tennis. With My family at home we cook a lot, read books and listen to music.

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