I never had any ambition nor plans to be a yoga teacher but one day, the yoga teacher at my regular gym class didn’t show up.
Familiar with a Power Yoga sequence from my home practice, I offered to take the other two students in the class through a practice.
That was the beginning.
Opportunities to teach kept arising, and eventually I found my way to yoga teacher training with Twee Merrigan & Prana Vinyasa. I did two modules with Twee before finally making the trek in 2010 to LA for a full Immersion with Prana Flow Master Teacher Shiva Rea.
It rocked my world.
And in 2011, I completed the study requirements for my Prana Flow 200 Hr Certification.
I’ve now been teaching for a decade – everything from one-on-one private yoga, small group classes, large classes, workshops and outdoor events, including a multitude of festivals like Wanderlust.
I teach Prana Vinyasa intuitively, with a class plan, as taught by my teacher, Shiva Rea. Ultimately, the asana, while important, are an opportunity to help students discover their own connection to the inner teacher – the breath, and eventually, Prana.
When we make this connection, we discover that our bodies contain infinite wisdom that knows how to systematically release the accumulated tension of a lifetime.
This is yoga.
In class, students learn how to connect to Prana via a focus on breath-led movement and exploration, and Prana Vinyasa sequencing, which has it’s roots in the teachings of Desikachar and Krishnamacharya.
In many ways, it’s not that I’m teaching this, but modelling it so students can find their own way there. I’m there to facilitate connection, invite connection, encourage connection… and be connected.