Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor
I love to travel and explore new places. I love hiking in the mountains and any chance I get to visit the ocean I take it. I truly believe Mother Nature and sunshine increase happiness and healing. My most important treasures in life are my family. Not only my husband and 3 kids but my parents and siblings too. Family is everything to me and I believe those bonds are Eternal!
Yoga is my passion. Not just the Asana and Movement but the Philosophy. I have always loved working out and being fit and that's how I have always thought of Yoga. Its another way to workout. It was a way to get a good stretch and use different muscles than I was used to. During my first yoga class I quickly noticed everyone was able to hold the pose and be so still. How was that possible? I was so strong but I couldn’t hold a pose with stillness. I was constantly comparing my stiff body to the these bendy bodies in the class. Getting frustrated when I would fall out of a pose.
It wasn’t until my Dad was dying of Cancer that I attended a yoga class thinking I was just going to get a workout in. It had been weeks since I had been able to feel emotion. My mind literally shut off the "feeling" part of my brain. I was so afraid to lose him and not ready to accept what was happening. But when I was laying in Savasana at the end of class I started to cry. I started to feel. I had one of my most spiritual experiences lying there. I knew God was with me. I knew he knew the silent pain I was feeling. I could feel how much he loved me. And I knew he was very aware of my Dad and his pain and suffering from Cancer. I felt overwhelming LOVE from God but I also felt his love for my Dad. Tears were started streaming down my cheeks. Luckily it was a hot yoga class and I was already dripping with sweat so the teacher wouldn't be able to know they were tears...right?
I left that class wondering “What the heck did that teacher just do to me? How did she open me up? There is more to yoga than just "poses” and I wanted to learn more. I decided to get Certified in Yoga, not to teach, just to learn more. I thought I wasn’t flexible enough to be a yoga teacher. But what I learned during those 200 hours changed my life forever and I will NEVER be the same. I love the light I have received and love the opportunity I have to teach and share my light with others. I see the world VERY differently now. My husband says I am still the same; I just view the World with Yoga goggles now.
My purpose is to create a place where you can come as you are, know you are welcome, know your effort is enough, and know that I am so happy you are here. There is a Divine Source and Universe that is VERY aware of you and wants you to be happy. We are not defined by our bodies. It is our spirit that has a divine existence and holds our true potential.
The LIGHT within me SEES you, HEARS you, and HONORS you. Namaste. Xoxo.