“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.”
I believe in the power of healing. I believe Yoga can assist us on the path to healing. When I say yoga I am referring yes to asana, the physical postures but I am also referring to so much more. Breath, meditation, self inquiry, compassion aimed at our own life, becoming aware of thought patterns and becoming acquainted with our very own energy.
I found yoga at a time of transition. I had just moved to Portland with an ex and didn’t know a soul. I wandered downtown, which at the time was a short five minute ride on the MAX. I quickly became a regular at a donation based studio. This was everything to me. The studio was welcoming, I could afford it, the people were different. All races, genders, and sexual preferences were inside of that place. Some classes were loud energetic and filled with yang energy. Other classes were soft and felt safe. I fell in love when I found this place. It was home.
I completed my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2011 with Frog Lotus. A month of sleeping, eating and breathing all things yoga. I have now been teaching for 9 years and have completed close to 800 hours of continued education.
Yoga has shifted my entire way of living. The practice has influenced the way I talk to people in my life, how I respond to events out of my control. The ways I talk to myself and continuing to come back to the breath over and over. I hope to see you on that mat!