Om Shanti shanti shanti
I began my yoga practice in 2004 practicing hot yoga, Bikram and Baptiste style vinyasa. I was shocked and surprised that what I thought was a fairly active and healthy body was quite mentally and physically disconnected. I was instantly drawn into the yogic idea of connecting my mental, physical and spiritual self; this is a path that I continue to explore every day.
I love the versatility that yoga offers in that there are styles and teachers for everyone, that there is no right and wrong, black or white. It gives the gift of choosing the best way to embrace and enjoy your life, to find happiness and peace even in times of struggle. I am currently on a blissful and involved journey of exploration of my own personal practice both on and off the mat and in my teaching, I am often reminded to be generous and kind to myself as life is learning to accept and let go. I hope to instill in students the grace and joy that yoga gives all of us, to remember that we are all divine and whole beings and to celebrate all that we are and to appreciate our abundance and our perceived short comings.
I have been blessed to have taught hot yoga for 2 years at Calgary Hot Yoga, studied with Baron Baptiste and spent an amazing weekend with David Swenson. I spent 2 weeks reveling in Karma yoga and the teaching of Swami Radha at Yasodhara Ashram, and look forward to returning in the near future to fill my cup. In March I completed my 200 hour teacher training course held at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India with my inspirational teacher Yogi Vishvketu and just recently had the privilege of completing my prenatal certification with the exceptional Janice Clairfield. I am guided by all the amazing teachers of today and yesterday and am filled with gratitude for these teachings.
Nischala Joy Devi translates yoga sutra 1.2 Yogah Chitti Vritti Nirodahah as Yoga is the uniting of consciousness in the heart, I believe and embrace this sutra with my heart and spirit.