Living in the present moment isn’t unique to the philosophy of yoga, but yoga is the system I’ve found to be most supportive to the practice, and it is definitely a practice.
My first time on the mat was 20 plus years ago. In the myriad mat moments since that first savasana – because, let’s be honest, we’re in it for the savasana – I’ve enjoyed many teachers, many styles and many beautiful times. Yoga has come to inform all aspects of my life, and, on the urging of a dear friend and teacher, I stepped off my mat and began leading classes. These early experiences were primarily spent teaching teens. Eventually, I found a home teaching a variety of styles at a studio in the North Houston area: Cherry Blossom Yoga. After moving to Tulsa in January, 2016, an old friend introduced me to the Yoga Room and I’m so happy to offer myself to this community.
I still enjoy practicing all styles of yoga, though the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions inspire my teaching, and I strive to lead a safe, breath-centered class for every body.