For me, yoga didn't always come naturally. I took my first class in 2012 and left feeling achy and not "zen" as others claimed. It wasn't until 2015 when I discovered my love for power yoga that I got hooked. The use of breath to calm the fluctuations of my mind as I move through an invigorating flow help guide me home. Home is the safe space where I feel authenticity, courage, and gratitude. It is this transformative power that I want others to witness for themselves.
In January 2020, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training through Spark Yoga. It's my goal as a teacher to create a safe and empowering environment for my students to explore. Whether you're a beginner or experienced yogi, I'm committed to meeting you where you are.
This 60-minute class consists of 53 poses (or asanas) linked together by breath. The 5 pillars of the Baptiste practice are: Drishti (gaze), Ujjayi (breath), Bandhas (extremities to centerline and core), Tapas (heat)*, and Vinyasa (flow). Vinyasa is the flow that occurs when we connect movement with breath. In the practice of power yoga each cycle of breath sets the tempo of movement and creates momentum. Momentum builds heat and cardiovascular health. Each pose, and the pose between each pose, occurs with an inhale or an exhale. There is fluidity in vinyasa that brings freedom to the body and a “moving meditation” that frees your mind. You will find that even in relative stillness, each moment of vinyasa has movement and holds opportunity for exploration. In vinyasa you will think less and be more, staying out of your head and letting your body and soul shine. Creativity and discovery await if you surrender, let go, and flow.