Yoga gave me a brighter life...
After working with my design degree on the East coast for several years, I found myself miserably sick and depleted, body, mind and soul. Stress led to depression and anxiety that were dissolving me. The breaking point came during a long drive from Ohio to Boston when my GI specialist was on the phone demanding that I find an emergency room as I screamed in pain. Within two weeks, I had two procedures and an MRI to determine the severity of the internal damage. The impact of stress was destroying my body.
Body and mind are one.
I was at a cross road - continue down this path of misery OR enter the unknown. But..."WHO AM I, if not a designer??" Terrified, I quit my job and faced uncertainty, unemployment and judgment from those who doubted my choice. All I knew for sure was that I couldn't stay in misery because I was too afraid to leave.
I am not my roles.
I started the daunting journey asking, "Who am I really? What do I want from life?" I started taking yoga as a way to get out of bed in the morning while soul searching. Stress melted into stillness...slowly I became acquainted with myself again. Instead of heavy medications, I started meditation with regular yoga and acupuncture and watched as my body-mind adjusted back to equilibrium. I felt the body's deep wisdom and ability to self heal when given the right conditions. There is great power in these practices and I wanted to tell everyone!
Yoga is self union that brings health.
After a year of study, dedicated practice, and extensive 'yoga walk-abouts' with amazing teachers in many studios and disciplines on the East Coast, I left for yoga training. Living in high vibrational Montezuma, Costa Rica, I focused on asana, meditation, philosophy, and Thai Yoga Massage. Now, after years of teaching, I've had truly powerful experiences with students of all backgrounds and goals. I have read the presence of energetic blocks, once in the form of tumors that were taken out just in time. I have identified the energy of grief stored in muscles and coaxed it out by holding gentle pressure, space, and witness. I have had the privilege to share the awareness of tools to empower people to create themselves.
Personal evolution is my passion.
Balance is a daily responsibility. Radiant health and blissful peace are possible when you know the way. Let's find yours. It'll be fun!