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Yoga helps me pay attention. Yoga helps me listen; it brings me inside my body, inside my breath, it brings me home to myself. Yoga has helped me grow my roots and find my inner strength as well as some muscles I didn't know I had. Practicing yoga helps me live my life with authenticity, compassion and an open heart.
My yoga journey began in 2002; when I stepped onto the mat for the first time, I found my inner calm and peace in the midst of mothering three young children. As my physical practice evolved, I found an increasing ability toward presence, stillness and inspiration. I learned to listen to my intuition and to be guided by my inner wisdom.
It is my intention to create a space for others to experience the same inner peace and innate wisdom. I believe yoga is for everyone—students of all levels, shapes, sizes, and flexibility can do yoga and are welcome in all of the classes I teach.
My teaching style is very down to earth, creative and open-hearted. I have taught biology, at-risk teens, natural childbirth and sustainable forestry classes over the years; I have been told that it is apparent in my yoga classes that I am an experienced teacher. In addition to my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, I have professional studies in both Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication and incorporate both in all the classes I teach.
When I’m not teaching, I’m reading, knitting, walking, swimming, enjoying poetry, picking bouquets of flowers or making connections with my husband of 31 years, Jerry, or our 3 adult children or maybe even YOU. I work hard every single day to practice the skills of self-compassion, stillness, living authentically and creatively, all of which I teach in class and on the mat. I hope you'll join me on my journey soon.
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