1. Tell me about your personal journey with yoga. Why is it important to you?
So far, my journey with yoga has been one of incredible healing, learning, and evolving. When I first discovered yoga (or when yoga first discovered me) I had a terribly disconnected, negative relationship with myself and the world around me. I constantly felt very small, powerless, and hopeless. I was honestly a bit depressed, and carried a lot of hurt and anger around with me. Yoga reconnected me to myself and gave me a new view and understanding of life, that I could never have imagined before. Yoga opened my eyes and my heart to new ways of existing. Yoga has helped me to reclaim my personal power, and to find pure, childlike joy and happiness in all of the many areas of life. Yoga has taught me, and continues to teach me, a more WHOLE way of being; that feels really, really darn good. And that’s why yoga is so important to me. Man, does it make me feel GOOD.
2. When did you first begin teaching yoga? What made you transition into a leadership position?
I first began teaching in the summer of 2014. Since then, my career has evolved and transformed quite beautifully and naturally. Obviously I have hopes, goals and dreams; but, mostly, I try to not plan, and allow things to just unfold. Whatever I feel called to do, I do. Whether that’s a sequence in a class, or sharing inspiration on social media, or anything in between or beyond, I find balance in my work by taking physical action, but also allowing the Universe to guide the way.
3. What makes your classes unique?
My classes have a unique balance of playfulness and serious transformation and inspiration. My classes will challenge both your physical body and your mind, you’ll have fun, laugh, enjoy some good tunes; and at the end of it all, you’ll come out feeling lighter, empowered and connected, with an open mind and open heart.
4. How does music benefit your guidance in a yoga class?
I have always felt deeply connected to music. To me, music enhances most experiences, including a yoga class. Music sets the tone of the moment. Music inspires you to let go of your inhibitions and have fun. Music assists you in becoming present. Music supports you in surrendering and releasing.
5. Tell me about your next event and where we can follow you online?
The next event I’ll be teaching is my signature Wild & Free Yoga Retreat, hosted by El Sabanero Eco Lodge in Costa Rica from October 7th-13th, 2017. This retreat is sold out, but keep your eyes peeled for more opportunities to get on your mat with me super soon!
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