STUDIES (SO FAR)
Science Education, Brain Research, Art, Nutrition and Fitness. That was my journey until I discovered my passion for yoga in my early 20’s.
I was first drawn to Patthabi Joise’s Astanga yoga, a strong physical practice. But the philosophical impact of yoga sparked my deeper study and I quickly found a home in B.K.S. Iyengar’s anatomical alignment principles which brought with it a deeper understanding of the human spirit. Anusara then entered, and I discovered a different place in my heart. I dabbled in Kudalini and Jivamukti, then settled into my own style by my mid-forties, heavily influenced by Karma Yoga, a non-movement style of yoga which has given me my life philosophy: detachment to the fruits of your best action. This mantra keeps me balanced, grounded, and open to all of that is.
I especially acknowledge and honor local St. Louis teacher (and special friend), Pam Schulte of Just Practice Yoga from whom I received my 500 hours of training. The "me" that attended my first yoga class with her in 1996 would never have predicted that yoga would become such an enormous part of my life. I actually no longer think of yoga as a "part" of life; yoga IS life.
I always thought I would teach yoga. A script flowed in my mind during practice and even off the mat. I created my own style and method of teaching, structured around a curriculum that I developed. I have a yearly theme, monthly philosophical thread, and weekly anatomical focus. The energetic arc of class presents with a natural flow linked with seasonal energies and universal movements, stitched together with poetic, philosophical threads; all manifest through the poses of the physical body, our amazing vehicle on which we ride through life.