When I was 15, I wished for my birthday that I could be happy. I would periodically ask myself, “how do you be a happier person?” I didn’t know. I didn’t know that I could cultivate my own happiness until I took my yoga teacher training.
I am drawn to teaching yoga because of the holistic benefits it has given to my life. Yoga has helped me get through some tough times; it has gifted me with mind blowing epiphanies; It has given me health and filled me with so much gratitude… I want others to experience this happiness as well. Why not? When you go out to an amazing restaurant, you want to tell other people about it right?
On the topic of food, my yoga practice has lead me to better eating habits and a fire to study food, nutrition and an ayurvedic diet. What we eat significantly impacts our mind and our physical practice. Before discovering yoga, my diet was terrible, I rarely exercised and I had very little energy. I wouldn’t even run for the bus when I was late for work.
And then yoga happened. Presently I spend most of my time in gratitude, love and contentment. After my yoga practice deepened, many of my vices fell away. I eat well most of the time, and I have a lot of energy now. And more than anything else, I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I owe this to my yoga practice. And I want to share this gift.
I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
Yoga teacher training at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga and intro to secondary series with David Swenson
Yoga for Anxiety, Anger and Depression with Judith Hanson Lasater
Experiential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers with Judith Hanson Lasater
Ayurveda Health Councilor at Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda
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