I was lead to yoga in the spring of 1998 when I “fell upon” an open house at a local yoga studio. When i walked in, I knew little about yoga except that it was some form of physical movement done in bare feet on a sticky mat. Yet with the little I knew walking in, something that day touched me and I was never the same again.
That beautiful spring day was my beginning to a life of wholeness. I had been facing many emotional and spiritual challenges at the time. I quickly found that the yoga mat was the perfect place for me to break through the barriers that were keeping me unhappy and stuck. What started as one beginner’s class that Saturday morning turned into five classes a week. I was addicted! Not to the yoga practice itself, but to the transformation that yoga opened me up to.
What started as a spiritual cleansing grew into a way of being. For me, yoga has become a doorway to my soul – a practice of asana (postures), pranayama (breath), and meditation that opens my inner being to the spiritual realm beyond my physical body.
■200-hour Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (August 2005)
■Thai Yoga – Basic Certification with Saul David Raye (April 2011)
■Pranakriya Yoga Therapy Certification (2011)
■Working towards Thai Yoga Therapist Certification with Pranakriya and Saul David Raye
■Working towards Pranakriya Professional Level Yoga Teacher Certification
■Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (Sept. 2007)
■Certified Empowerment Coach, Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching (Oct. 2003)
■Assistant with Pranakriya 200-Hour Teacher Training
■Member of International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)