A consistent yoga practice has helped to cultivate mindfulness that extends to all aspects of my life, which has allowed me to be more present in the moment rather than too wrapped up in worries of the past or future (not to say that I don’t worry about those at all). It’s also allowed me to be more grateful for what I do have, which has helped to bring a more positive outlook in life. Also, overcoming physical struggles through my fitness practice (whether through yoga, HIIT Pilates, and other movement modalities) has taught me lessons in endurance and strength – both physical and mental – and now I know that I’m usually stronger than I think I am, and that I can overcome most anything that comes my way.
A couch potato growing up, it was in my early 20s that I discovered yoga first through a Bikram Yoga class that a friend invited me to. It was love at first sweat, as I like to say, and since then I have explored various types of yoga including Ashtanga, Yin, and Vinyasa. Yoga then became my gateway into other movements and sports – today, apart from a regular yoga practice, I enjoy Pilates, running, indoor cycling, strength/weight training and functional movement, as well as the occasional Aerial Hoop, Pole, and Chairlesque classes. I took my first 200-hour yoga teacher certification course in 2015 initially as a way to deepen my personal practice, and during that program found my calling to become a yoga teacher. Since then, I have undergone several other certifications and teach a variety of classes. As a teacher, I hope to leave my students feeling energized, refreshed, and empowered in their personal practice while providing a safe and secure space for them to explore the limits and boundaries of their own bodies (and minds).