My yoga journey began in 1999, a year after my youngest child was born. I began looking for an activity to get me out of the house, allow me to meet new people and do a bit of stretching. What I found was Yoga and as I continued taking classes and practicing at home, over time positive changes began to happen. I was becoming physically stronger, mentally focused, emotionally present and developed a greater awareness of the world around me. I knew I needed to share this experience with others, but was terrified at the thought of standing in front of a group and telling them how to move their bodies.
My intense fear of public speaking had me put off Teacher Training for quite some time. After a while, I somehow pulled from my core the courage to sign up for the Yoga for Today Teacher Training Program and completed it in January of 2012. Since then, I have taught more than 1000 hours of yoga, and have close to 1000 training hours. I take as many workshops and Teacher Trainings as I can so as to better serve the people who take the time to attend my classes, and because I love learning and growing.
My meditation journey has been on-going since I was a child. I always enjoyed being in the quiet and as I got older, found myself feeling alone even in a large crowd of people. I didn’t have the words to know what it was, but practiced often. Once I had the language of what I was doing…meditating…I began to explore many different ways of practicing. Once I became certified to teach meditation, I had the opportunity to develop a 7 week meditation course to offer different ways for people to practice meditation. Since we are all very unique, it shouldn’t be expected that meditation be the same for everyone and different days may require a different meditation. I also enjoy working with families and individuals in a private settings to really help them understand and experience the benefits of meditation.
Incorporating essential oils into my practice was a no-brainer. I have been using essential oils for a long time and usually the ones found at local health food stores. Once I discovered the doTERRA Essential oils, however, my mind was blown! The way they can change a mood, heal, and nurture the body fits right in with the wellness practices I already teach. I love sharing the oils and leading classes to educate people on how they can be in control of their own health.
I am filled with happy anticipation to see where my yoga, meditation and essential oil journey will take me next. I love sharing what I know and perhaps be the one to plant a seed in others. The mantra or motto I live by is ” BE THE CHANGE” and I plan on doing so!