Yama Yoga was created as a means to awaken and enlighten our true essence through the practice of yoga. Along this yogic path of connecting one's mind, body, and soul, we grow and are awakened. Yama Yoga serves to guide and hold space for anyone and everyone on this path so that each student can live boldly, fully, and with love for Self and all beings. Such is the motivation for Yama Yoga to facilitate this journey so that we may all be on a path of contentment.
According to ancient yogic writings, Yama is universal morality and describes moral virtues that should be followed. They are the "ethical rules" one aims to follow in yoga. The Yamas address an individual's interaction with others and describes mindful behavior in dealing with the world. The Yamas comprise of five code of ethics, essentially "The Golden Rule".
Ahimsa - non-violence
Satya - truthfullness
Asteya - non-stealing
Brahmacharya - not giving into desire
Aparigraha - non-possesiveness
As I researched and pondered Yama Yoga's philosophy, the Yamas really resonated with me. If we can strive to live fully by these principles, then we stand on a solid foundation on our yogic journey.
It was during my yoga teacher training in 2010 when my eyes were opened to a new world. Yoga. This world was new to me then and it continues to amaze and inspire me to live life fully, boldly, and with much love for myself and all beings. Since my training, I am honored and humbled to have been able to guide almost 2,500 classes, an estimated 25,000 students, and lead 16 yoga retreats in Colorado and Mexico.
My passion was realized when I taught my very first class. I was a novice teacher and yet, I knew I had found my calling! Finally. I was working as an engineer for almost a decade and it was time to admit that my passion was not awakened in my career. Although I loved learning and the challenges of design and implementation, it was time to make a shift. My true nature is to connect with people on a deeper level. I believe I was meant to be an educator, a guide, to nurture, and to meet my students where they are. I was meant to create a space where all students are welcome – where they can transform and access their authentic selves and life fully.
This was the birth of Yama Yoga.
Yama Yoga enthusiastically grew and evolved as a place to gather and lead women on annual retreats in Colorado and Mexico. It is during these retreats where more facets of the yoga principles are implemented and awakened. It is a true honor to witness how these retreats serve as a conduit for my students to access joy and contentment.
So is there more to me than yoga? Yes! My life feels like a collection of passions. This includes my amazing family, laughing until it hurts, and being in nature. Dancing my heart out, traveling, and gathering and engaging with like-minded people are right up there.
I look forward to guiding you through your yoga practice in order to live fully, boldly, and with love for yourself and the world.
Life is a journey of constant self-discovery. It is one where I believe we are all growing and learning about our authentic selves and what truly brings us joy. With all sincerity, I attain a great deal of joy in guiding others to connect and improve themselves, their community, and the planet while adding more love into this world. The yogic practice is one that will never end. It extends far beyond moving our bodies into a multitude of postures. Yoga is a practice of living.
200 hour Yoga Teacher - 2010
Prenatal Yoga - 2011
Yoga Wall Teacher Training - 2017
Yin Yoga Teacher Training - 2019
Anatomy Teacher Tune Up - 2019
Certified Breath Coach - 2022
I continue to feed my mind with current knowledge via annual training and workshops in yoga philosophy, meditation, anatomy, and teaching principles/methodologies
The light, love, and teacher in me honors the light, love, and teacher in each of you. You learn from me and I learn from you. Let's flow together.
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