So you want to do yoga, huh? It isn't all about bending and twisting and turning. In fact, that stuff's designed to be a small piece of an even larger, transformative practice. You don't even need a perfectly functioning body to do it. I came to yoga seeking refuge from my stressful, high-strung life and found something much more valuable than simply a retreat from day to day life. Now, I use yoga as my tool to work with people to ease suffering and discomfort whether it lives in the body, mind, or emotions. I was trained in a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica with Marianne Wells Yoga School and a 300-hour Yoga Therapy Training at Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas. I am currently a Yoga Therapist in training and completing my 200 hours of clinical internship.
I am Yoga Alliance certified and have additional certifications in Yoga Therapy, Yoga Sequencing for Injury Prevention, Pranayama and Meditation and Yoga for Stress Management.
what is yoga?
In Yoga, we aim to release ourselves from suffering in order to realize our true, blissful nature.
In order to be released from suffering we must first understand the origin of the suffering. For many of us it manifests in our body: aches and pains, injuries and stress buildup from everyday life. For many of us, it too manifests in our mental conditions: depression, anxiety or an overall feeling of high stress. All of these things are okay: they come with the territory of living on this earth in these bodies.
No matter what the spectrum of suffering, yogis aim to relieve this through physical postures (asana), breathing excercises (pranayama), affirmation (mantra) & meditation (dhyana) in order to experience overall well being and bliss (samadhi.)
how I use yoga
I bring yogic philosophy to each and every one of my students. Whether I use these tools to help reduce an injury in the body or to help manage stress, I use the combination of posture, breathing, and deep relaxation to ultimately help relieve any mental or physical suffering.
I use yoga to help manage stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, eating disorders, addiction, and chronic pain.