I first fell in love with yoga when I moved to the Hudson Valley from Brooklyn. I had always been a “gym rat” but once I hit the mat I knew that yoga was the discipline I needed and craved. As an experienced high school teacher I jumped at the chance to be able to combine my love of yoga with my passion for teaching. I completed my Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour training in 2013. I am a lover of all styles of yoga!
Although it’s hard to pick one asana, my favorite is vrksasana (tree pose). This pose is so important because it captures the sense of steadiness and grounding that a tree’s roots must have along with the ability to be flexible and stand up to the elements. What a beautiful lesson to take off the mat with us. As strong and unwavering as we try to be in our convictions, an element of ease is essential for a happy life.
Yoga is a journey; a way of life. It allows a person to understand the connectivity in all things– every one of us is on this Earth together and we affect each other in ways we may not see or understand. Through yoga, one becomes more in tune to the interconnectedness of all beings and I think that gives life purpose.