I was introduced to yoga my freshman year of college as a requirement for my Psychology class. At the same time I was living a toxic lifestyle, and saw yoga as a means to a healthier life. A friend encouraged me to start teaching a yoga class to our friends as a way to earn money over summer break. As I became more dedicated to my teachings and practice; a deeper self-awareness began to emerge. I realized the way I was living was "missing the mark", and that there was a much more rewarding path unfolding if I stayed dedicated to my practice and my truth.
I made the decision to put my trust in a higher power and focus my energy into the study, practice, and teaching of yoga. After graduating San Diego State University, I started training with Megan Bello from Orange County Yoga Studio. Soon after, I began an apprenticeship with Anna Delury while regularly taking workshops with Manouso Manos. The opportunity to study with such knowledgeable Iyengar teachers was priceless and eye-opening. The time I spent with them gave me a new way of looking at the practice that I could wrap my head around. The Iyengar method made sense to me – it was concrete, focused and effective.
I use alignment as a tool in my flow classes to move the focus inward. In theory, by aligning the body we create a more stable foundation for prana to flow, moving us closer to self-realization. I try to relate as authentically as I can my experience with Yoga, and help others to connect to that deeper experience.
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