"Yoga has a way or resonating with the core of your very being."
what i love about yoga
Yoga has a way of resonating with the core of your very being. It can ground you and make you feel as if you’re walking on air all at once. No two practices are the same. Yoga demands acceptance of self, presence of mind and patience with body. It shows us where we are imbalanced and gives us an opportunity to realign. It reminds us to breathe. I find that regardless of where I am in life, when I step onto my mat, I feel at peace. “This is where I am meant to be and I am grateful”, whispers through my mind.
Finding a Home on my mat
I began my yoga practice about 15 years ago and fell in love immediately. It was one of the hardest things I'd ever done, but for some reason, I left class smiling and I couldn't wait to do it again. It was the first time I'd ever been completely at peace with my body. I felt accepted. I was about 70 pounds heavier and I remember feeling so intimidated before walking into the studio that I sat in my car trying to muster up the courage to go in. I was afraid that my body would not look like the other bodies. That my skin would not look like the other skin. That my postures would not look like the other postures. In the end, I found that none of that mattered. Once class began, everything but my breath faded away.
Over the years, I have found that there are only a few things one consistently needs when stepping onto a yoga mat: patience, presence, acceptance, willingness and gratitude. All of these attributes support us in letting our bodies be exactly where they are today; without thought of where it was yesterday or where we hope for it to be tomorrow. We can practice without judgement, shame or guilt. We can celebrate being in our skin, in our hearts and in our minds.
Yoga is for every body
I love teaching yoga because it provides both myself and my students with an opportunity to focus on nurturing who we are today. We also need more people of color to feel accepted in and teaching in the yoga community. I want everyone to understand and believe that EVERY body is a yoga body. The only pre-requisite for doing yoga is a willingness to try something new. I want my students to leave my class feeling strong, balanced and joyful. I want them to feel a connection to themselves they may not have felt before. Fitness has enhanced my quality of life, my mood and my outlook on the world. I'm no longer afraid to be in my own skin. I have more energy and I have more joy in my life. Challenging myself, trying something new even when I have doubt or fear has really elevated my self-esteem. Yoga does that for me. Taking care of my body does that for me. I wanna share that feeling with others. My motto is "move through fear. Do your best. Leave the rest behind."
I offer private, group, small business and corporate yoga instruction. My classes are specially tailored for each audience, whether it be all women, mixed, excelled or beginner students. Please visit my appointments page to schedule your private or corporate session.
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