I have practiced and found inspiration in vinyasa yoga for 25 years. In 2001 I transformed two classic spaces in the Santa Cruz Vet’s Hall and and for the next 10 years nurtured One Yoga Center. I had the great privilege of hosting and learning from a wide circle of luminous teachers, friends, mentors and places. Phil, Rusty, Shiva, Scott, Janet, Darren, Dr. Svoboda, Esalen, Haiku, Xinalani.
After completing a 200-hour teacher training in 2006, I began teaching public classes in 2010. I discovered that Yoga wasn’t just a thing I was doing, or teaching, or studying. It became the lens of my life; the philosophy, the practice, the breath. The opportunity to merge yoga with my work and service as the Executive Director of Grey Bears also came in 2010. How great is that?
For me, yoga is multifaceted, transformative and endlessly challenging. It asks us to strengthen, bend and shape our body, control our breath, occasionally defy gravity and love ourselves just as we are. It also connects us to our infinite divine power – power to shift awareness and change deeply embedded patterns. Om namah shivaya.
My classes are a dynamic blend of movement, strength, music, sweat and stillness designed to simply bring us more fully into a blissful present moment. And hopefully someplace even deeper.
See you on the mat.
RYT 200-hour certification.