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The small woman
Builds cages
For everyone she
Knows.
While the sage,
Who has to duck her
Head
When the moon is low,
Keeps
Dropping keys all night
Long.
For the
Beautiful
Rowdy
Prisoners.
~Hafiz


Yoga

My yoga passion springs from the teaching of teachers. In the current paradigm, yoga teachers have been certified and left with inadequate knowledge and skills to be competitive in an over-populated industry. My work is to provide the keys that fill in the confidence-gaps that hold you back. Teaching Mastery is within your reach.

I have been trained as a Vinyasa teacher by Jonny Kest at Center for Yoga in Detroit, MI. This training was a window into furthering my path with Ashtanga Yoga and Meditation. I am currently refining my Ashtanga teaching skills under the guidance of Greg Nardi and Amanda Palermo of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Science

The best yoga teachers are devoted students. Science research is quickly uncovering the understanding of yoga as a healing art, and it is our obligation as teachers to offer this information. My educational background includes a Master of Science in Physiology. A subsequent career in neuroendcrinology and developmental biology continues to inform my yoga teaching today.

This resource will provide you with in-depth information on all aspects of the yoga tradition including asana, physical and subtle body anatomy, yin yoga, meditation, and more.

Meaning

The contemplative process weaves through the philosophy and myth of the practice, and the practice lays the ideas at my feet. From movement and breath, I gather these words and offer them here

Recent posts

Teaching Inspiration: Rediscovery - “I don’t know how to do this, but something inside of me does.” — Paul Williams We are master adapters. In many ways, this is a positive trait, and a survival skill that helps us cope with our changing environment or circumstances in our lives. Adaptation is also the emotional intelligence that is needed to … Continue reading Teaching Inspiration: Rediscovery
This Week On The Mat - Inertia “Honor the space between no longer and not yet. ” — Nancy Levin Inertia is the resistance of an object to a change in velocity or speed. We recognize this change as we transition this week from summer to autumn. Even in South Florida, nature gives us little displays of senescence, which is the … Continue reading This Week On The Mat
This Week On The Mat - Transparency “Yoga is all of the stuff you don’t see.”— David Williams When we feel lost, we no longer recognize our surroundings or feel a connection to those around us. This is a process that begins with an internal connection loss via an unwillingness to know what we feel. This ignorance accumulates when we look … Continue reading This Week On The Mat
This Week On The Mat - Mind Your Business “A testament to the practice is the person it produces.”— Jay Brown A description of the mythical form of Pantanjali, the compiler of the Yoga Sutras, is nestled in the opening mantra of Ashtanga Yoga– Sahasra Sirasam Svetam, meaning the thousand white brilliant heads that Patanjali was said to bear atop a serpant’s … Continue reading This Week On The Mat