I have always been curious about the body/mind connection and how it works. I started dancing when I was 4 and loved doing just about anything that involved physical activity all through my youth. In my late twenties, while pursuing a career in dance and performance, I began experiencing pain in my body and fatigue in my energy levels. I forced myself to stop dancing and training, thinking it would help me heal. I moved out of New York city to another country and still felt the worst I had ever felt in my life. A friend asked if doing yoga counted as dancing or training and suggested Iyengar yoga.
My love of Iyengar Yoga began. My body began to heal and a few months later I found myself immersed in an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Brighton, England. Eventually I moved to San Francisco to complete my training, finishing in 1997 from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. I have studied with many of the local senior teacher and continue my studies with Heather Haxo Phillips, Victoria Austin and Carolyn Belko. As I deepened my practice I was drawn to teaching others how to enquire into their own bodies and now over two decades later my practice, teaching and love of Iyengar yoga continues.
My yoga asana is balanced with philosophical studies from the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. I am truly blessed to have found Kate Holcombe who received her teachings from TKV Desikachar. Kate teaches the importance and relevance of yoga in our everyday lives and not just on the mat. This study is now nourished by work with Gitte Bechsgaard and Gloria Goldberg. Now begins the yoga philosophy practice that informs relationships with ourselves, work, families and which I link back to my yoga teachings.
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