I've been running since the age of 13 and originally started my yoga practice 18 years ago to help with injury prevention just so I could continue running. The funny thing about yoga is when your ready for more it's there for you. Whether your looking to increase your flexibility in order to round out your overall level of fitness, gain a deeper sense of self, find sustainable happiness, or take a step closer to enlightenment, it's here waiting for you. About six years ago, when I was ready for more it was there, waiting patiently for me.
As a U.S. Army Green Beret I struggle finding balance between my Army life and my yoga life but it's within this struggle that I find my deepest connection to yoga. I teach for one reason and one reason only. It makes me happy to share with others what I have learned and continue to learn. My classes are designed to challenge you physically and spiritually although, I must admit that I love inversions and arm balances. For me, yoga has nothing to do with touching your toes or pressing up into handstand. It's the journey, the process and learning to savor each and every moment as you continue to advance your practice without judgment, learning to be happy wherever you are in your physical practice and then applying that same philosophy to every other aspect of your life. Today, this is yoga for me.