What should students expect from your class?
A chance to land, however this day finds you, to breathe on purpose, and to be both challenged and grounded.
Yoga drew me in like nothing else had before. The practice connected me to myself on so many levels; I was able to tap into a new depth of subtlety – in mind, body, and breath. The physical challenge of the practice provided enough intensity to require presence, and the skillful way that my teachers were able to hold space created a collective energy that added a communal dimension to our individual explorations, efforts, and internal reckonings. It was playfulness, reverence, and discipline in just the right mix. Something clicked. I took my foundational 200 hour teacher training in 2009, and in 2014 completed my 300 hour advanced teacher training with Christine Price Clark, as well as my Yoga Outreach Trauma Sensitive Training. I explored meditation through vipassana and teachers like Rod Stryker and Adyashanti, the philosophical lineage of yoga through my studies at Simon Fraser University, bio-mechanical awareness and creative sequencing through Clara Roberts-Oss and Schuyler Grant, and the reminder via teachers like Sjanie McInnis that the integrity called for in the inner dimensions of practice is intimately linked to our outer actions, and social justice. Yoga, a perpetual invitation to make myself available to the moment. This one.
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