Trust your practices.
This has become my mantra over the past few years, and one that I hope to instill in my students.
My journey into the world of yoga started well before my asana practice. It started at age 14, while driving through outback Australia on a family road trip, and listening to John Lennon’s song “Love is Real” on my cassette walkman. Maybe it was the song, maybe it was the sun setting on a wildly vast horizon with the rugged austerity of an untamed terrain in the foreground. Maybe it was all of it but in that moment, I felt pure bliss. Being young, I thought I had experienced enlightenment. I think I had just experienced John Lennon.
8 years ago, I discovered Saraswati’s yoga joint. It was here I felt an inspired friction; that moment where you know you’re supposed where you are, but you don’t know why. It was a Yoga that I could understand; creative, inspired, intelligent, thoughtful, and dimensional.
I took my first yoga teacher training at the joint in 2007, with no intention to teach but, I have learnt, you will be called to your purpose in one way or another. And, if you want to know true freedom, answer the call. I took my 500hr training in 2011.
I’m now proud to be a teacher at SYJ for the past 5 years. as well as other studio’s in the Fairfield county area. Under the caring guidance and refined observations of Donna Jackson, and other studio owners I teach with authenticity.
I am motivated and lifted in life by music, poetry, conversations that kick my ass, generosity, story telling, creative courage, gritty, jaw dropping truth and by the people I keep close. My friends and my family reflect back to me my possibilities. I hope, as I teacher, I reflect yours.
I trust my yoga practice to show me what I need to learn and what I already have.