What First Drew You to Yoga and Why?
What first drew me to yoga was to heal my body after dealing with some health issues. I started practicing yoga during graduate school while studying the psychology of human cognition and learning. My practice started with hot yoga, and I absolutely fell in love with it. Yes, the heat was quite overwhelming at first, but once I dropped into it and stopped resisting it, the rest was history. Not long after I began practicing yoga, I realized that not only did I want to heal my body (and it felt amazing once I started feeling the benefits), but what I was really craving was the sense to connect my body, mind, and spirit. I learned that focusing on the breath is what can ultimately connect us with our Divine selves both on and off the mat. So, my continued practice of yoga is to work at finding the balance of every day stuff that life presents us with and come back to the breath to find a continued connection with the body, mind, and spirit.
Teaching Style and Class Styles Taught
My teaching style is to promote a positive learning environment and to hold a safe space to be present. The style of class I teach currently is vinyasa, and would like to teach restorative yoga eventually.
What you love about teaching at SGY
What I love about teaching at SGY is the community. I’ve been a part of this community since 2011 when I moved to Eugene and it is an absolute honor to be able to teach in a place that I feel like I grew up in as a student, teacher trainee, and now teacher.
Words of Wisdom/Inspirational Quote Words of wisdom
What you resist persists -Carl Jung