WHAT IS YOGA? Modern yogis practice yoga for a bevy of reasons, from physical fitness to feeling whole. Yoga can be practiced in a myriad of ways as a method of removing obstacles that keep us from finding peace and joy mentally, emotionally and physically. My studies of yoga range from on and off the yoga mat - I practice yogic and mindfulness application in every aspect of life: from work-life balance, to mindful choices and skillful action as well as to my surroundings: nature, food, even traffic. I believe that the most basic recipe for a happy life is virtue and values, self-aware mindfulness, non-judgement and above all, practice.
Since 1999, I’ve been studying yoga, from Hatha and Raja yoga to many of the various spiritual paths that yoga and mindfulness provide. I have opened two yoga studios successfully, landing in numerous media outlets including Oprah's National Magazine, "O".
My teachers include: Yogi Amrit Desai, Rajashree Choudhury, Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Desikachar, Yogananda, Krishnamurti and more. My teachings are derived from these great teachers along with great bodies of work such as a Course in Miracles. I've combined this knowledge with my personal experience of teaching and practicing yoga and mindfulness both in the yoga classroom, as a student of yoga, a yoga studio owner, and also while working in the Corporate World.