I try to live a life of balance and presence, and the inspiration and practice that is the 5000 year-old tradition of Yoga is a cornerstone for this. I’m lucky to be in a position to carry this tradition forward and share it with others, especially given how much I always learn in return.
My training and core practice is in Vinyasa Flow, however I practice with Iyengar teachers on a regular basis, and will take an Ashtanga class whenever I can get it! I’m interested in all of the faces of Yoga today, but am always aware we are part of traditions that are timeless.
I’m inspired by Patanjali’s formulation of Yoga as a vehicle for stilling the mind, and bringing us to a place where we can experience life. The physical, energetic, and psychological practices of yoga are steps on that path, but not the endgame, so we can just enjoy them for what they are and where they take us. As a teacher my goal is to create a space where fellow Yogis can explore, experiment, and enjoy all these dimensions, but the eventual destination is theirs. I try to offer my students a challenge where I can, but always leave a place to stop on the way.
My regular Iyengar teacher practiced with and was trained by B.K.S. Iyengar himself on a regular basis over many years, and I recently learned he was actually with Guruji around the time of his death in 2014. It’s been a privilege to practice personally with someone who was so close to such an inspirational figure.