When we meet you will find that my philosophies on the mat are mirrored in my approach to life; in the morning I practice a vinyasa flow inspired class that’s energizing and bright like the sun and as the day wanes, my teachings are soothing, slow and restorative. I believe there is so much that lies beneath the surface of our beings and that yoga and meditation helps us dive through the tip of the iceberg, clearing clutter, so that we are more fully awake and able to embrace life!
Erich Schiffmann has been monumental in my approach to life on and off the mat. His teachings of “being on line all the time” takes you out of habit-mind and into “life live now”. His Freedom Style approach to yoga and life empowers the inner teacher to be heard. Who doesn’t want to cultivate a more meaningful relationship with themselves and others? Yoga and meditation are the vehicles that help us find more space between breaths and longer pauses between thoughts so that we are able to hear our inner voices speaking about what matters most to each of us! “Living life live” means living life alive and fully in the present. If not now, when??
My vinyasa flow practices have been greatly influenced by Shiva Rea and reflect a meditation of movement whether gentle or powerful. In the flow, our physical body meets our emotional and intellectual bodies. Being connected to the breath keeps us present. Through this connection, we can explore the subtle micro adjustments to find the yin and yang in every pose. It is a goal to take this flow of breath from my practice off the mat and into my world… inhaling life’s inspiration, exhaling the debris. I believe where the breath is stuck, so is our prana.
Last but certainly not least, my yin practice. Yin found me while living in the high mountains of Colorado. I happily integrate its physical stillness and profound intuitive inquisition into my teachings.
As the owner of Be Yoga in Avon CT, as a teacher and as a student, I love exploring and learning. I love to travel. I love hosting yoga retreats and adventures and have been lucky to do so for eleven years. This is my way to bring like minded people together to pause and explore life both on and off the mat. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, insights or inspirations!