I stumbled upon yoga with a 20 minute video, popping it into the VCR late at night after I came home from work. I felt amazing – body, mind and spirit. I finally found perspective from my hectic day. How could a short video do this? I needed to know and experience this more, but I didn’t know how I could possibly add this onto my other fitness activities and my long work days. One day, I decided to focus on the one physical activity that I really loved, yoga, and see if I could maintain my physical fitness. I could always go back. The strength and ease I found in my body translated to my mind and my spirit. I realized that health is all three together.
Through my yoga practice, I find perspective and balance – at home, work, alone, with others, and within every moment. The answers to life’s challenges, on and off the mat, are within me. All I have to do is listen. When I listen, then act, I find integrity.
I bring this philosophy into my classes, blending flowing and held poses, stillness and movement. I encourage all students to find their own yoga, and incorporate it into their daily life.