My interest in yoga began in my 20’s. I was looking for a form of exercise that was different. I began practicing Bikram yoga but quickly lost interest as I was only after the physical benefits. Fast forward a few years later, an increase in self awareness, a bout of postpartum depression, and a friend’s encouragement and I came to PLAY. I was looking for guidance, support, and a sense of community and that’s exactly what I found. A form of exercise that would work on the part of my health I neglected the most, the mind and the thoughts and ideas that took me away from the present moment. By concentrating on the breathe, we can learn how to acknowledge and change our thoughts in a positive way.
After 10 days of unlimited yoga for only $10 (best deal in town) I affirmed to the universe that I needed to give back to the community and this was my platform to accomplish that. I took classes all the time, said yes to every opportunity, and completed the YTT and Mentorship programs offered at PLAY.
I believe in the journey of yoga to understand the self, to cope with life, and to learn how to survive in an ever changing world. As a teacher, I get to teach something I love and believe in. I get to see people walk in the door experiencing every kind of emotion, trauma, and predicament and I get to try and help them walk out with a renewed perspective and confidence, even for a brief moment. For someone struggling, this is huge.
When I’m not at PLAY, I’m with my two boys, David and Clive. We are usually at the beach, running, hiking, camping, cooking, practicing yoga, or making art.