Doing yoga, or any kind of spiritual work, is a practice.
It is a willingness to create a safe and sacred space in which to explore all facets of your physical, mental, and energetic being. As you learn from texts, spiritual masters, and your own inner wisdom, a willingness develops to carry the practice into reality.
Your being becomes used to responding from an authentically aware place. This vulnerability through authenticity allows you to more deeply connect with the world around you in a meaningful way.
Yes, yoga is about movement and keeping your body flexible and healthy, but the physical piece of yoga serves only as a means to create space for energetic well-being. A tight, uncomfortable body with pent up energy has less capacity for energy to freely flow and awareness to grow. The physical movement allows you to more deeply connect with your inner self where the spiritual work can then unfold.
There are many styles of yoga, which is good because there are many types of people!
Different styles have resonated with me throughout the years. I was first called to yoga at the age of fifteen. In the rural town I grew up in, there was one weekly yoga class taught by a therapist in the waiting room of her practice. Each week, one of her therapy couples and I would join her for class. As time went on, we added more classes to our weekly schedule and she continued to work privately with me long after the couple had moved on. I don't even know what "style" we were practicing, but I will forever be grateful for her teachings and introducing me to a practice that would forever shape my life.
After moving to Los Angeles when I was 18, I had the fortune to study with many of the teachers we consider masters today. Shiva Rae, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, Rod Stryker, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Kathryn Budig, Mark Stephens, and so many others. I finally found a home at Forrest Yoga and that is where I completed my teacher training.
Today, I continue to explore many yogic paths and teachers. My teaching is grounded in the original essence of Forrest yoga, based on a practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. Along with that, I layer in the wisdom and movement philosophy I continue to learn along the way.
Most recently, I have explored energetic work and am entering an apprenticeship to practice Shamanic healing. My wish is to journey with you to a place of greater knowing, alignment, and connection with truth.
Book a session with me today to begin to explore physical movement and energetic practices to more fully live in alignment with your authenticity and truth.