What First Drew You to Yoga and Why?
I had dabbled in yoga for about 20 years but never had a consistent practice. in my mid-40s, I started having intense hip and lower back pain, so I began a more mindful and disciplined yoga practice, intent on understanding the causes of my chronic pain, and that process opened the door to the lifelong benefits of a disciplined yoga practice, both for physical health, and also for mental and spiritual well-being.
Teaching Style and Classes Taught
As a class teacher, I try to offer asana practice and appropriate modifications that meet students where they are at. I encourage a deep, contemplative approach to body, mind and breath awareness, while also challenging the physical capacity of every student. I teach vinyasa and core 26 style classes.
What You Love About Teaching at SGY
I love teaching at Sweaty Ganesh Yoga because the SGY yoga community is diverse, friendly, and fun! There is room for every body to practice yoga at Sweaty Ganesh Yoga.
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. Martha Graham
Why Do You Practice Yoga?
I practice yoga for balance in my life. I’ve been an athlete since I was a kid, and in my adult life I have become even more active and competitive in different endeavors (CrossFit, Cycling, and Running). At first, yoga was a way for me to stretch my sore muscles. The longer I practiced though, the more I realized that I needed it not just physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. Yoga helps me clear my mind and release tension that I hold onto, plus it makes me feel great and keeps me healthy and able to do what I love to do!
Teaching Style and Classes Taught:
At Sweaty Ganesh Yoga I teach the Strength and Conditioning class as well as the Foam Rolling class. These two classes pretty sum up what I do in my everyday life and in my other work…I help people get fit for whatever it is they want to be good at in their life, and I also teach them how to take care of their bodies from a self treatment perspective!
Silliest Thing You’ve Said Whilst Teaching:
The silliest thing I have said whilst teaching a class was once when we were using medicine balls. The workout was over and I wanted to make sure everyone was cleaning up after themselves, so I said “please wipe your balls off before you put them away.” Yeah that one made us all laugh for a while!
Please bring your own foam roller if you have one. We have 20 available for use while at the studio, and if all of those are taken, you can also purchase a foam roller at the studio.