Yoga is a spiritual practice that takes devotion and discipline. Everyday, I attempt to put the teachings of yoga into practice in my daily life.
One of my most vivid memories from when I was young is when my father taught me how to meditate. He was a yogi in his own right and died climbing Mount Everest, in Nepal. At 18 years old, this rocked my world, but my father’s death also connected me to Nepal, my guru and the heart of yoga.
Living in Nepal for more than 10 years, I studied Buddhist Philosophy at a traditional Shedra (Tibetan Buddhist Educational Institute) and completed a traditional 3-year meditation retreat according to the Vajrayana school of Tibetan Buddhism. This retreat was practiced mainly in solitude and under the guidance of my teacher. Meditation taught me more than I can describe in words and helped me feel like there was meaning, purpose and happiness in simple things.
During this time, I developed understating of the mind-body connection and realized the profound gift and benefits of yoga. Though, yoga practice does not have to be something grand; even a little conscious movement can go a long way.
I’ve trained with many skilled teachers and am 500-hour Yoga Alliance accredited teacher within the Hatha and Kundalini systems. My classes are light-hearted, yet taught with a strong and steady pace. I encourage practitioners to see the body as a guide, a teacher and the energy of life. I remind students that the intention of yoga is to awaken. Integrating awareness, intelligence, and wisdom into our experience is how we move through life with purpose and understanding.
Even though yoga is a disciplined practice, it is essential to relax and not take ourselves too seriously. We are continuously falling and getting back up on this path of self-understanding!
I look forward to meeting you on the meditation cushion or the yoga mat.
May this practice benefit all sentient beings!