Why Do You Practice Yoga?
Oh my... so many reasons since yoga is life, but I mainly practice yoga because the ecstasy feels so damn good in my body. My body is the vehicle for my wild spirit and it needs love and attention to operate smoothly and efficiently at the caliber required to express itself. Therefore, it's important for me to practice yoga to maintain a healthy physical lifestyle. As far as meta-physics go, I also practice yoga to share sacred space with my community and experiment with my spiritual faculties. Overall, the yoga practice helps me to attune to my spiritual center and align with the whole of existence to bring harmony both within and without me.
Teaching Style and Class Styles Taught:
I teach the traditional Core 26 class and my teaching style is highly focused and concentrated to enhance deeper states of meditation and exploration.
What you love about teaching at SGY?
I love teaching at Sweaty Ganesh Yoga because the community is incredibly supportive and diverse. So many bright souls walk through that door but they come in all different shapes and sizes along with all sorts of special gifts to share. I love both practicing and teaching at the Sweaty G because the studio space is a safe and compassionate place to express oneself authentically. Also, it's warm in there, my personal idea of paradise.
I dedicate myself to the universal diamond, be this raging fury be destroyed -Excerpt from Gary Snyder's Smokey the Bear Sutra
Why Do You Practice Yoga?
A lot of reasons attract me to yoga! consciousness, composure, grace, humility, lightheartedness, and strength. I love Core 26 because it is the foundation to my asana practice. My mind, heart, and body merge on the mat. On my best days I master the art of relaxation. I feel grateful for all styles that I learn in Yoga, and every time I learn something new it transcends in to every aspect of my life.
What Do You Find Most Satisfying About Teaching?
The most satisfying feeling about teaching is developing unity within the unique. The stillness and the breath amongst the people together conjure the same power and depth as witnessing ocean waves.
What you love about teaching at SGY:
I love the solidarity I feel in the teacher collective. We bond because of yoga. The depth of which we are all connected to our yoga story makes us a family. As a student, I feel genuine community. The leadership and guidance of the teachers keeps me happy on my mat.
Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort ceases and the infinite being within is reached- B.K.S Iyengar
Why do you practice yoga?
What do you enjoy about teaching yoga?
As a new teacher I am excited to share my love and knowledge of yoga with both new and old students.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever said while teaching or practicing?
I haven't had the chance to say too many funny things as a teacher though I have heard some funny things. Let me know when I say something goofy.
If you had a superpower what would it be?
My superpower... Flight would be really fun but probably wouldn't be that practical. Maybe breathe underwater and be able to withstand the pressure to explore the briny deep.