Yoga now is an integral part of my life. My practice has made me stronger both mentally and physically. I love the peace I feel when I am on my mat. I have learned how to bring that peace off my mat and into my daily life.
I completed my 200-hour Vinyasa Flow training with The Yoga Shop. The experience was more than I imagined it would be. My practice continues to evolve as I seek to learn more as a student and a teacher. I continue to expand my knowledge of different practices by obtaining continuing education hours in Yin and Restorative yoga.
In my yoga classes I strive to bring the joy and peace of yoga to my students through creative sequencing, connecting movement with breath, and maintaining a lighthearted atmosphere in an open, nonjudgmental environment. From my perspective the goal isn’t doing the perfect pose, it is learning the pose and doing it to our own bodies abilities, finding love and peace within ourselves, and enjoying the journey that is yoga.
Yoga in the Finger Lakes
I started doing yoga many years ago but didn’t really embrace it until a few years back. I always enjoyed the feeling I got when practicing yoga but didn’t feel it was enough to hold my attention and sustain the physical strength I was looking for. With yoga, every students needs are different. You have to find the right classes that fit your needs. There are all types of yoga that are offered. It took me a while to find the right practice for me. Once I did, it became a big part of my life. It came at a crucial time for me. I have always been active and conscience of what I eat but I was diagnosed with a skin condition autoimmune disease and LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux).
Yoga has calmed my mind, is helping to heal my body, and has allowed me to focus on what is important in my life. I learned to sit in stillness, accept things, focus on the present not the past or what was to come. This was powerful for me. I have trouble sitting still and was always a worrier. It also helped me on my healing journey to accept my diet restrictions and be happy with who I am. My healing journey is on going as is my yoga practice.