When I was in 7th grade my dad started doing this thing called yoga. He would sit in funny ‘yoga postures’ while we waited for the rest of my softball team to arrive for practice. I had no idea this ‘yoga thing’ would become so much a part of who I am.
I’ve been practicing off and on since then- middle school- that’s about 15 years. I practiced to videos, in gyms and eventually in studios. I led a yoga club at my high school and taught classes to a group of orphans in Tanzania when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer. After graduate school I completed my 200 hour training at Hilltop Yoga in Haslett, Michigan. I originally took the training as a way to learn more about yoga and myself- but ended up finding that teaching yoga opens my heart in ways that my practice alone does not. I love yoga- through practicing and teaching, it’s creates more spaciousness, kindness and joy in my life. In April of this year, I completed a Yin Yoga teacher training with Michelle Pietzrak-Wegner. I also have recently completed the last module of my advanced 500 hour training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. My training has emphasized therapeutics for the physical and emotional bodies, meditation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, yoga for every body, and the mystics of yoga.
I am on a journey to understand and experience the balance between strength and softness- steadiness and comfort. This journey is ever-present in my physical yoga practice, my meditation practice and my daily interactions with this world. In the most content and un-frustrating way, this journey never ends. This is a concept that is strung throughout most of my classes. All are welcome. Please come as you are.
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