MY YOGIC JOURNEY
I arrived, as we all do, with an inhale, the fundamental breath, a pillar of the yogic practice. Diagnosed at three with scoliosis of the spine, my loving family enrolled me in dance classes in Brooklyn, N.Y. , and a passion for mindful movement was nurtured. I danced at university, enjoyed a performing career, taught dance , holistic movement, and strength training in N.Y.C. , and continued academic studies of anatomy, and wellness. Life's journey, brings both joy, and sorrow. My generation, both loved ones, and fellow dancers, were suddenly dying, devastated by AIDS , a crisis that altered the world. Searching for answers to this universal, and personal tragedy, brought me to yoga, and its philosophy, to learn how to live with an open heart, how to be of service to others, how to maintain the light of our beings, in difficult times, in the not knowing. Yoga guides us to these answers, ultimately to an expansive consciousness. The physical postures are the containers to explore body, breath, mind, and spirit. Through yoga, we strengthen and align our bodies, open our hearts, understand our minds, and awaken to our authentic selves.
Yoga is a living system, with many schools of practice. My instruction combines the best of, the yoga lineages of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivananda, and Kundalini, I lead my students in a dynamic, balanced, breath filled, flow of postures. I teach the mindful philosophies, of Tantric Shaivanism, Samkhya, and Buddhism. With fellow yogic musicians, I bring exuberant yoga chanting into classes, playing harmonium to encourage vibrations of the voiced heart. My Certifications are: Yoga Alliance 500 E-RYT, Wellness Coaching- Lifetime/Coopers Clinic, Movement Analysis/Laban Institute, MFA Arts Administration /Brooklyn College, BFA Dance/Adelphi University.