Ten years ago, I left Raleigh for the bright lights of NYC. During that time, my lifelong affair with dancing took a new direction. I evolved quickly as a dancer/choreographer, exploring many new styles of movement: modern dance, jazz, hip hop, Indian folk, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Bhangra, Capoeira, and West African. I discovered the beauty of creating, feeling, moving, and breathing in perfect sync with a group. The transition to choreographer inspired me to explore the body in a new way. All of my life could be felt and explained through my body-in my sensations, in my posture, in the way I moved through the world. Performing shifted from simply “performing for an audience” into compelling performance art that was a vehicle to empower others and elevate awareness in the community. My hunger to serve a higher purpose continued when I returned to NC. I stopped dancing and after running, soccering, and kickboxing my body to its edge, I found yoga-the last thing I wanted to do, but exactly what I needed most. Each yoga class I stepped into reflected the moments I spent on stage; both were an acknowledgment of something far, far greater than me.
In 2009, I completed 65 hours of creative movement training, 110 hours of Anusara-inspired yoga training plus an additional 200 hour program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. In 2010, I also became certified in the Yoga Warriors method to provide yoga instruction to military families, veterans and first responders.
I follow an inquiry-based approach to yoga, which is about learning how to learn and enjoying that experience. You come to a yoga practice with any beliefs that you want – if it’s serving you that belief will stay, if not then it crumbles away. Your yoga will always reveal what is true, present, and possible; so long as you are willing to let yourself unfold. I offer a grounding, uplifting and challenging Vinyasa practice to support this journey in each of you. I am committed to you creating a life that you love and a world that truly reflects what is in your heart.
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