I started Yoga more than ten years ago without knowing why I was getting into it. Even after taking my first Yoga class, I immediately started savoring the benefits of this practice. Soon I found myself on a path of self-discovery that has led me into what appears to be a lifetime of self-study.
Yoga has become, for me, a way to peel back the layers of misperception and confusion within myself, revealing, beneath those layers, my true self. Yoga led me to uncover, and later to accept, some parts of myself that I had neglected or refused to accept for a long time.
(…) Every day, when I am teaching, I feel honored to be able to share my yoga experience and knowledge with other people. I share how yoga has helped me to better tune in and respond to my body’s needs, feeding it nourishing foods when I feel hungry, allowing it to rest when I feel tired, and giving it exercise and adventure when I feel the need to liven up my day. I have also developed more compassion toward myself which naturally seems to overflow into more compassion for others. The newfound sense of well-being I have found through my yoga practice has given me a new sense of connection as well as gratitude.