Discovering yoga was unlike anything I experienced before. I expected it to help me physically. I never knew it would open me up to possibilities and I'd rediscover joy along the way.
Working as a tv/film hairdresser, I became incapacitated by a knee injury and could barely even walk, let alone work. Yoga kept me calm, taught me to focus, listen to my body, "play to the edge” as it is called in yoga. Learning to balance pushing hard, then backing off. I not only regained full function of my knee, it empowered me with a way of being to make changes in other areas of my life.
We learn how to overcome self-limiting thinking. To focus and quiet our minds. To rediscover joy. To remember we are all part of a larger community allowing us to be compassionate toward ourselves and others. Those lessons go with us off the mat too.
In my classes I teach others how to use focus and presence to empower them in their lives. Whether you are on a personal journey or out to change the world, yoga is transformational.