I have been practicing the physical form of Yoga for more than 15+years. I gravitated in and fell away from it at times, mostly due to sports injury or the birth of a child. As many of you know I even was broken by it, dislocating my knee (taking a quarter sized divot out of the patella) in full splits back in 2014. That, had me away from Yoga for a year and brought me to another beautiful journey but of course we always make our way back to the path... After spending a year in a PT rotation, getting surgery, healing, renewed strength, spirit, I gravitated back...
I then decided to allow my path to unfold, which brought me to such expansion in learning Breath work, Himalayan Kriyas and furthering my knowledge and growth in meditation. I attended the most amazing teacher training with Cathy Connors, owner of Awake Yoga Studio in El Dorado Hills, CA and gained not only knowledge but incredible beautiful soul added to my life. Here are a few pictures from my experience in my 200 hr YTT.
Continuing to further my growth in areas that are dear to my practice such as yin and even ones that aren't because, well that is growth. I took two different Yin Trainings, one with James Kapicka in the fall of 2018 at beautiful Body Yoga in Roseville, Ca. This was incredible and really coupled well with my previous exposure, training with Acupressure. This was such a fun training to part part in and it was filled with such an amazing group! Here are some snap shots of our light hearted, fun spontaneous selves during this training.
I began another teacher training very spontaneously while attending a Kriya Intensive Workshop. I felt that I just needed more... So with that, honoring my inner voice in August of 2018 I joined Cathy Connor's 300hr TT, finishing in March of 2019. I truly find so much joy in these intensive trainings where for days, we can share space and connect to ourselves and others on a much deeper level. Revisiting some beautiful moments during this training.
My self practice has always been one of being very mindful, building organic heat and power, full of intention, sense of being so incredibly present in every pose. Where the entire world can fall away, all that truly exists is me and my mat, yet I am so fully alive, everything fully existing simultaneously. My favorite place to practice is outdoors, with nature... I prefer organic heat, do love a good Hot Yoga class too mostly in the Winter. I had a practice off my mat which includes Kriyas, Breathwork, Meditation and Sound Healing. The beauty of my practice is found between moments of what is real, my dogs that wish to practice, my cats... It's all beautiful.