I have practiced and found inspiration in vinyasa flow yoga for more than 20 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. I went from “doing” yoga to “being” yoga. I felt vital and expansive.
After completing a 200-hour teacher training in 2006 led by Mark Stephens, I began teaching classes in 2010. I found the profoundly supportive community of Divinitree where I’m privileged to lead classes today. 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. Among it’s myriad benefits it connects us to our infinite divine power – power to shift awareness and change deeply embedded patterns.
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.
RYT 200-hour certified.