My Yoga Beliefs
- Everyone can do yoga.
- You don’t have to be at a certain level to start.
- Weight lifting in a yoga class do not belong together.
- Vinyasa & yin styles combined make the perfect yoga practice.
- You don’t have to wear Lululemons to practice yoga.
- You don’t have to become a vegetarian to do yoga.
- Everyone can benefit from the slow down pace of yoga.
- You might not ever be able to touch your heels to the floor in a downdog & that is perfectly okay.
- Yoga is about listening to the body & noticing what comes up (even if you don’t want to) it is all part of the journey of a yoga practice.
My personal yoga journey started when I stumbled upon yoga while going through a PiYo certification course in 2009. I had no idea what any of the poses were but was intrigued to learn more about this elusive “wheel” they discussed. I started attending yoga classes at the local gym. I quickly learned the instructor really makes a huge difference in your practice. I come from the personal training world so I went into my yoga classes wanting to relax, and stretch. I found some instructors treated my sacred time more like a bootcamp class then a yoga practice. Once I discovered my style of yoga and favorite teacher along the way I began to notice the benefits. I was finally able to touch my toes (since having a child I’ve lost that but have faith I will regain it back), I can hold a headstand using my core as my main source of power, I can sit in pigeon pose and not feel like I’m going to cry in pain. It was those subtle shifts in my physical body that I started noticing the emotional body shifting as well. I was more calm, & present with my family. I became more focused and noticed there were other people just like me wanting to go to a yoga class but a little intimidated by your typical yogi. I decided to take a 9 month 230 hour yoga teacher training program in which I could bring the yummy benefits I was feeling to other women. I graduated January 2016 and have loved the enlightenment, break throughs, and life shifts I’ve seen from my clients. My goal with my own yoga practice is to continue to push my comfort zone to find what else yoga can bring into my life. My goal to help other women is to help you not be afraid to unroll that dusty mat in your closet and just start to move. There is no right or wrong way just listening to what the body of the day is telling you it needs. That connection is your intuition singing to you it might be faint at first but with a consistent practice you will become more in-tune with your body & mind.