I have been practicing Yoga since 1993, and teaching since 1999. My initial introduction to yoga was not based in any particular lineage, but was enough to bring me great solace and to ignite an immediate enthusiasm for practice. Sometime around 2001, I met my true teacher, Kofi Busia, and since then he has been the biggest influence on my teaching and my home practice. His loving teaching and wisdom through the methodology of Iyengar yoga have taught me invaluable lessons about dedication, practice, self-discovery, and teaching. With Kofi's guidance, I have been assisted in finding qualities, strengths, spaces, trust, and feelings in myself that were previously unknown to me. Surely there is still much to be uncovered! I cannot fully express my gratitude for Kofi and all that he has taught me, and all that he has helped me to discover for myself.
In the past several years I have also benefitted tremendously from online studies with Christina Sell. Her precision in instruction and sequencing skills, her qualities of vitality and sincerity, and her innate gift of clarity in teaching have been hugely influential in my practice and in my teaching. I am so grateful for her.
In addition to my asana studies, I have been a student of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for almost 20 years now. My primary current teachers in this arena are Gitte Beschgaard and Manorama - two fabulous teachers who have their hearts deep in Eastern traditions, but are able to connect with and reach students in the modern, Western world. Since my very first introduction to the Yoga Sutras, these teachings have added a layer of meaning and study to my life that has been deeply enriching. The study of the Yoga Sutras is endlessly fascinating, illuminating, and energizing for me.
In teaching yoga, it is my goal to help people discover in themselves a sense of enthusiasm, curiosity, and dedication toward the teachings and their practice. I share the elements of yoga which have most helped me feel increasingly able to experience the fullness of life's experiences with stability, compassion, and interest.