I began my yoga journey at age 11, a time when yoga classes were few and far between. While at a friend’s extensive home library, I chose a plain black yoga book, missing its dust jacket. But the content and photos captivated my interest and I began to practice the poses with a child’s curiosity for the asana names and what seemed like impossible contortions.
I took a Yoga PE class in college and appreciated the calm focus which allowed me to improve study skills and get along better with my roommates. I earned an average grade in the class because I was inflexible, but strength and flexibility improve with practice. You will experience as early as your first class, some of yoga’s immeasurable benefits — clarity, peace of mind, well-being and self-awareness.
In 1990 I traveled to Yogaville where I met Swami Satchidananda and experienced Integral Yoga, a synthesis of yoga practices which brought harmony in body, mind, and spirit. I certified in Beginner, Advanced and Pre-Natal Integral Yoga. Since then I have studied many styles of yoga including Iyengar and Integrative Yoga Therapy.
I am a Certified Yoga Therapist, registered with International Association of Yoga Therapists. IAYT has established high standards of skills and education for professional yoga therapists. For more information about yoga therapy, please visit IAYT.org.
As a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, I have taught for 27 years and owned Leesburg’s first yoga studio from 1996 – 2000. I am the owner and director of Open Dimension Yoga Teacher Training, a Yoga Alliance accredited 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training school.
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