1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I love to be outdoors. Hiking, gardening, camping or just sitting on the patio. Just this year I discovered I even love the snow, or maybe I just gave in! I'm an adrenaline junkie. I love things like skydiving and dream of helicopter rides over the volcanos in Hawaii. I'm obsessed with Pinterest. My sidekick is a 95 lb Doberman named Drago, who thinks he is a lap dog.
2. Tell us about your yoga journey from when it started to where you are now.
I have always loved the physical aspect of yoga, even as a small child I was fascinated by the twisty shapes I could make. For years my practice was a very physical, power vinyasa style-honestly a way to stay in shape. Around 2010 it occurred to me there had been something missing and I had been muscling through my practice for quite some time. It was then that I realized the importance of self study, leading me to embrace the vastness of yoga. My practice today encompasses more than asana. It is daily breath work, meditation and mindfulness. Yoga has taught me many things. One of the most important has been truly feeling everything in my life; the good and the bad.
3. Where do you see your journey taking you in the next few years?
Asking myself "what can I let go of to make space to grow"? Waiting to hear the answers.
4. What is your number one piece of advice to someone starting a yoga practice?
Wow, just one piece of advice is difficult. I'd say approach a new practice with patience. Your practice will evolve infinitely. Commit to being patient enough to find the right teacher(s) and style. Know every practice is different, some will feel great and some will frustrate you. Keep coming back to your mat.
5. What is your favorite thing about yoga?
There's not a soul on earth that would not benefit from the practice of yoga, it truly is for everybody.
6. What is your favorite pose?
Savasansa. It's where the magic happens for me.
9. What is your favorite quote?
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu....may all beings be happy and free.