I came to my first yoga class holding the title of "Miss Gracefulness and Agility"; an award given to me during my middle school day camp days that fit me to a tee. Yoga became an instant physical anecdote to my lack of balance and flexibility. I began to gain mental and physical strength each time I came to my mat. While the strength and flexibility were great, it was the new found work with my breath that hooked me and kept me coming back.
Yoga offers what no other physical practice offers, the chance to start a new and begin again. After years of practice, yoga has become my internal compass for self-study (svadhyaya). The fact that this is a life-long project; a canvas to work and grow with inspires me every day. I have been taught by and continue to learn from some amazing teachers including some favorites: Shannah Green, Paul Bruno, Paul Grilley, Suzee Grilley, Paul Dallaghan, Manju Jois, Petri Räisänen and Margi Young. I love teaching and am forever grateful I get to share my passion for yoga with others. Yoga serves as a beacon for me as I navigate through any and all kinds of weather… a place to come back to in the ebbs and the flows and the perfect complement to my meditation practice. In 2010, I completed my 200-Hour Teacher Training at North Shore Yoga. I am always a student and continue to learn from my greatest teachers… my family (my husband, three teenage sons and two girl dogs).