My life in short:
Mama, lover, teacher, friend. Daughter, sister, auntie, dog owner.
Meditator, yogi, climber, skier, dancer, art dabbler, nature enthusiast.
My life in lengthened form:
The longer I am on the path of yoga, the harder these bios are to write. I have been at this yoga thing since 1996 amongst the mountains of Lake Tahoe and became devoted to it when I took the leap to start teaching in Truckee, CA in 2003. I have been teaching full time ever since in these glorious mountains. What I have discovered is this path chose me. It would not let me get off if I tried. I always tell people that sign up for Teacher Training, get ready for your whole life to change. I taught yoga and resisted meditation for another 8 years. You could of asked me to do almost anything, but sit with my mind. Eventually life made it clear I could no longer run away. My marriage had become toxic and my young daughter was bringing everything up that needed to healed/held. Embracing meditation gave me the life that I had always wanted to live, that of great depth and intimacy with all of it. I can truly say I love this life, the ups and downs, the fun times and the rough times, even the dreadful past that haunts, the dirty floors/dishes/laundry and this aging body. All of it is so incredibly beautiful! Forever grateful to yoga.
I teach to the life that is presenting itself. I love asana for everything it does for our body and being, but it is not the main focus of what I like to share. I intend to nurture the connection to one's own heart. I am a lover. People come to my classes, workshops and trainings to learn how to love, be loved and remember they are love. I encourage vulnerability, imperfection, getting messy and falling apart. I strive to embrace with my students the tougher emotions such as shame, guilt, anger, grief and doubt. I walk alongside students where we support each other in this school of life, where life is continuing to experience itself.
I really don’t know where this life is going, maybe even this bio, but I know I am enjoying the unfolding as I go. My relationships are richer. I love being mama even though it's the hardest thing I have ever done. My capacity to let life in is greater and in that I find myself blown away by the awe of it all. If you are reading this, my hope is you will be a part of this unfolding someday whether it’s in class, a training, at a festival or maybe out playing in the mountains.
Thank you for seeing me and I hope to see you.