Your life will not change dramatically when you are able to do an advanced arm balance or bring your legs behind you head. Nor will it make you a better or more conscious person. Yoga happens when you realize that you are not the pose and let go of your attachment.
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Yoga can be defined as the joining of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is practice that can assist us in moving from the outside to the inside, connecting us with the essence of who we are.
My purpose as a yoga teacher is to facilitate the journey of moving into a place of stillness through working the poses, connecting with your breath, and observing your thoughts. I like to encourage students to listen to their bodies, to respect and honor themselves.
My intention as a teacher is to facilitate the journey and to put the soul back into yoga.
Yoga is much more than stretching your hamstrings and working your core.
Yoga is ultimately about turning your mind inside and becoming aware of what is preventing you from being at peace with yourself and the world. I am not a better yogi because I have flexible hamstrings and can do arm balances.
The physical practice is simply a gateway to move beyond the form. It is about setting an intention to learn about ourselves as we practice. What are our patterns, our habits? What are we triggered by, what upsets us? What is preventing us from experiencing life with clarity and compassion?