A Little More Compassion to Yourself
I am a yoga instructor and meditation guide with ten years of practicing experience. I became certified in Yoga Vinyasa through Yoga Alliance RYT-200-hour training in 2015. My lifelong passion for health, mental health, and dance became clear when I started taking dance and psychology classes in 2013. My natural gifts as a teacher led me to combine yoga, meditation, and movement to transform my health and life and then support others on their journey. I aspire to introduce yoga practice not as merely physical postures, but rather as a tool that helps one attain equanimity – balancing the mind and the body. I offer yoga practice as a learning field of one’s abundance of inner-world, patience, resilience, and open-mindedness. As a teacher, I help to facilitate safe space for practitioners and empowers them to maintain healthy relationships with their bodies. I feel that a “one-size-fits-all” approach is discouraging and believe that there is health in every size. Health in every size means that there could be healthy behaviors without a focus on a person’s body, shape, and size. I combine the elements of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Ashtanga, in which the intermediate series places a focus on nervous system regulation, utilizing postures such as the backbend to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. Vinyasa is an invigorating, challenging, flow-based practice. Like Ashtanga, the breath is synchronized with the movement in Vinyasa, creating a dynamic, engaging practice that supports deep emotional release and physical strength.