I tried my first yoga class in 2005 while pregnant with my second son. From that first class I thought to myself "Why haven't I tried this before?" I have been practicing yoga for 13 years, and I have practiced several different styles: Hatha, Iyengar, Yin, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga. I have a daily Ashtanga practice for the past 7 years, and have recently started meditating and adding Pranayama to my practice. Ashtanga yoga requires strength, flexibility and discipline. It keeps my body healthy, my mind clear, but most of all, it teaches me to be strong and to never give up.
In July of 2015, I studied at the well known Miami Life Center, in Miami Beach, Florida with master teachers Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann, for a second 200-hour teacher training certification. In June of 2010, I completed a 200-hour teacher training at The Yoga Institute in Houston, Texas. In June 2016, I practiced with Sharath Jois, head authority of Ashtanga Yoga lineage, during his USA Tour in Miami. I hope to visit KPJAYI in Mysore, India in the near future. I have been a member of Yoga Alliance since 2010, the organization that regulates yoga worldwide.
I completed the "Yoga Anatomy" course by Leslie Kaminoff, where I learnt about the breath, body alignment and movements of the spine. I learnt most importantly how to view the body as a whole, how to integrate the breath, use proper alignment and work with the strength and flexibility of the body to experience each pose fully.
Yoga is a personal practice, it's a way to discover myself, where I am constantly learning and observing. It’s not about teaching my body a new pose, but about teaching my mind that with practice, patience, determination, dedication and faith, I can overcome obstacles and discover my Inner Self.
I teach traditional Ashtanga Yoga, as I learnt from Kino, Tim and the other amazing teachers at Miami Life Center. I encourage practitioners to focus on the journey and not the shape they can put their body into, and that all lessons learnt on your mat can be applied to your daily life.
I have always been interested in nutrition and healthy eating from a very young age. As I look back on each of the different stages in my life, I can see that I was always health conscious. But didn't always make the best choices. The more I researched and learned about nutrition I have made changes to my diet. Although, there are many fad-diets and different dietary theories, I have found a way of eating that works for me.
This year I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Each day I am more convinced by phrase the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, said: "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." What we eat effects us on every level. But being healthy isn't only about the foods we eat, it's about how we look, feel and treat others. My goal is to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle through the practice of yoga and healthy lifestyle habits. I can help you achieve your health goals, no need for extreme diets or strenuous workouts. I will guide and motivate you to find a diet and lifestyle habits that work for you. Learn more about my 6-month health program.