Her 20+ years of practicing yoga has included Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Ashtanga, and Iyengar forms. Its healing and balancing effects have been experienced during emotionally and mentally stressful events, through the pregnancies and births of her two boys, through the current and ongoing demands of homeschooling, and through the passing of her father.
Spending time with my two boys homeschooling or at an ice hockey rink, snuggling with my tiny dog, preparing delicious food and tasty beverages in the kitchen, reading a book, replenishing in nature or through a creative project.
I love participating with a group of fellow movement and anatomy enthusiasts and geeks. I enjoy the curiosity, openness, and delight that students bring with them to the studio. I appreciate the thoughtful and careful eyes to detail and craft that teachers compassionately offer to their clients.
I am usually greeted out of a dead sleep by my sons bouncing onto my bed while my tiny dog tries her best to defend me. After rising, I enjoy a hot, caffeinated beverage while preparing breakfast for all. I am at my best for the day, if my brain has time to greet the day slowly, either through movement on my mat or outdoors, by reading, or by working on a creative project.
My family. My tribe. The intelligence and beauty of the natural world. The laughter of the Dalai Lama. People who try new things, no matter their age. People who move through adversity and challenges with resilience, perseverance, and grace. Personal creative expression without explanation, shame, or apology.
Buddhist teachings that have helped me understand the truths of suffering and impermanence, and the importance of loving kindness, compassion, and non-attachment.
Anything by Henry David Thoreau, but here is my current favorite: "Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still."