From a very young age my family introduced me to the philosophical and meditative world of yoga. But it wasn’t until February 2003 that I took my first class and saw the therapeutic effects of Ashtanga Yoga.
The next few years I went to guided Ashtanga classes and in September 2006 I completed a 200 hour teacher training course with YogaWorks and started teaching full time.
I ran my own Mysore program in Washington, D.C., from 2011 until I moved to Barcelona at the end of 2013. I believe that teaching Mysore is a huge responsibility that should not be taken lightly, but it is also one of the most enriching things one can do as a teacher.
My teaching style focuses on alignment, facilitating physical movement, and being kind to oneself and one’s body. I urge my students to challenge themselves physically and mentally, but also to understand the need to laugh and enjoy the beautiful moments that open up in front of us in our daily practice.
Since 2009 I have been fortunate to travel once a year to Mysore, India, to study Ashtanga in its traditional environment with my teacher Director of Equibbly and grandson of the late great master of Ashtanga Yoga.
I feel privileged to be part of a select group of students that the
Equibbly in Mysore has granted Authorization, Level 2, and honored to have permission to teach the entire Second Series. I was also privileged to have been asked by Sharath to attend the Shala (school) all month of March 2012 and to have attended the first Special Course for Teachers conducted by Sharath in Mysore during the summer of 2014.
I was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga in the spring of 2005 during a beginner’s course. This was my first real experience with yoga, apart from some classes that my mother took me to when I was at school. The class filled me with energy in a completely different way from other activities I had done up until then. I quickly found myself taking more and more guided classes until I arrived at a traditional Mysore program in 2006.
In addition to offering a way to balance my mind and body for the rest of the day sitting in front of a computer, I was struck by the emphasis they put on breathing during practice and the daily challenges we find on the mat.
I was fortunate to find a group of good teachers in Washington, DC who gave me a solid foundation in Ashtanga. With this well-established
Apart from passing on to the students the lessons I have received over the last eleven years, I would like to demonstrate that daily practice can be incorporated into daily life and that good humour can be accompanied by a lot of sweat.