USA Winter 2018-2019
20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
of training yoga teachers
I am an adventurer. A hero and a heroine. The prince and the princess. Ala “Sleeping Beauty” I’ve kissed myself awake. I drive myself home. I travel solo. I’ve owned multiple homes since I was twenty-three years old. I am an independent woman. I am a risk taker. I make the grand gesture. I’ve risked it ALL for love. I don’t hold back. I leap with both feet in. When I wake up I say YES to life and recite my mantra “this is the BEST day ever.” I do not edit the full expression of the pose on the mat or the fullest expression of my life. I embrace it ALL. I teach others to do the same. To say YES to the ultimate adventure. Thirteen years ago I even founded a School to teach how to say YES to being yourself, the ultimate hero and heroines journey, I named it alchemy of yoga.
With over 11,000 hours of yoga teaching experience I make yoga approachable and inspiring for everyone. My focus is on bringing more fun to yoga with the hope that how we practice our yoga becomes how we live our life. As an Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and a lifelong singer, dancer, poet and adventurer, my style of yoga is Bhakti infused Alignment based Vinyasa flow. I’ve been teaching yoga for over 15 years. I have a 13 year Human Resource career and I am a successful serial Yogapreneur. I owned 2 Yoga Studios for 10 years with over 9,000 students, founded Alchemy Tours, a Spiritual Adventure company and developed the 13 year old international Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training School with 26 graduating classes of Love Alchemists. Most importantly I’ve been a dedicated student of yoga since being in a hit and run and experiencing the “alchemy of yoga” to recover physically and emotionally. This life changing accident transformed my mind, body and soul.
My best teachers are Great Spirit, my pain, my joy, divine love, sunshine, soft baby grass, and the blessed waters that fill our rivers and oceans. I have studied with today’s great master teachers both names you know and those you don’t know for over 1,000 hours. My beloved Shiva/Shakti Teachers in no particular order include, Gloria Latham, Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Anusara, Sianna Sherman, Noah Maze, and Rod Stryker. I am a dedicated student of Rajanika Tantra believing that we all share the dharma of love and the fastest way to love is to meditate.
My classes holistically integrate various styles of yoga, primarily Vinyasa, Kundalini and Anusara, where transitioning with elegance while we flow with the breath and wisely align the poses to our own unique bodies cultivates embodiment and connection to our highest potential.
Look for my upcoming book “Happiness Prescriptions,” read my popular blog called Love Your Life (named one of the top Yoga blogs for 2015), along with enjoying my “Loving Your Day” YouTube channel. My articles appear regularly in magazines such as Mantra Yoga and on various yoga sites such as MindBodyGreen, Yoganonymous, GaiaTV, Daily Cup of Yoga, and I am is the author of the The Alchemy of Yoga blog on DoYouYoga.com.
"Yoga" is how I choose to LIVE my precious life. It is a deeper awareness, connection, mindfulness and LOVE of my sweet Self. So I am more able to have a deeper awareness, connection, mindfulness and LOVE for others. It is a WAKING UP and tapping into my FULL potential. It is a saying YES to LIFE and LIVING IT!! Enjoying, laughing, loving, traveling, taking leaps of faith, risking it all for LOVE, falling down, getting back up, learning, growing, expanding and never giving up on my dreams on myself on my life! Yoga is a very powerful tool that helps me break free of my toxic beliefs, barriers, blockages and saboteurs. It REMINDS me of what is truly important to my sweet SOUL and helps me to continually expand beyond what I ever thought possible for myself. The healing, expansion and transformation that I have experienced in the past 15yrs of practicing yoga and 10yrs of teaching Yoga is phenomenal! For me ..." Yoga" is EVERYTHING. It is how I am communicating to myself and others. How I am nourishing my body, mind and soul. How I am interacting with Mother Earth, my family, friends, communities, strangers and myself. How I am showing up in this world is Yoga. When I teach it is my intention to hold space and create a sacred container for whoever shows up to have a deeper experience with themselves. I bring to my classes a deep PASSION and LOVE for what I do. Because I know through experience how life changing Yoga can be. Sharing from a deep place of authenticity, love, light, joy, awareness and vulnerability. I believe Yoga is an empowering tool / ancient science that can help us WAKE UP and LIVE the lives we dream of. It is possible !! I teach and have taught a variety of styles from Hatha, Power, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Mom and Baby, Yin, Restorative, Restorative Reiki, and Kundalini. I love teaching all styles of Yoga, but my deep love affair is with Kundalini. The POWER behind that ancient science has and continues to transform my life in magical ways. It is what brings me HOME time and time again. I have taken the ancient science of it and transformed it into my own uniqueness which is fun, empowering, uplifting, inspiring and much more. Modern Kundalini or #MoKu. It is my life mission to continue to share this deep love and passion for Yoga with the World! 1.) 3 words to describe me : FUN, LOVING, AUTHENTIC 2.) What is one mantra that is like a remedy for your soul? Ang Sung Wahe Guru 3.) What lesson other people could learn from your life? Always follow your HEART. FEEL ALL your feelings. TRUST the unfolding of your PRECIOUS LIFE. Take that leap of FAITH if it's what your heart is calling forth. aka - GOOOOO FOR IT!! Laugh till your face and belly hurt. Don't take things too personally. Be SILLY. Be Different. Be "weird". BE YOUR FABULOUS SELF! ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY!! Be Kind and LOVING to every one as best you can! Have FUN!! 4.) How long have you been teaching? Teaching Yoga for 10yrs. Practicing Yoga 15 years. 5.) What is your passion, purpose, or mission? PASSION: Surfing, Teaching Yoga, Meditating, Reiki, Traveling the world, Being in community, Cooking yummy food, Eating yummy food, Self - Discovery, Expansion, and ENJOY MY PRECIOUS LIFE!! PURPOSE: LIVING on purpose is my purpose 😉 Tapping into the gifts I have been given and SHARING them with the WORLD in a FUN, FABULOUS WAY!! Helping others to RE-MEMBER their GIFTS and what LIGHTS up their precious Soul! Coming home sweet home to MY TRUTH - Sat Nam. So I can help others do the same - Sat Nam MISSION: BE-ing an AGENT of healthy, loving, positive change in the world!! Creating containers, pathways, tools, avenues, educational centres / trainings that will help one and ALL awaken to their TRUTH, HEART, and SOUL. I believe we are here to LIVE in PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS AND HARMONY - Supporting one another, inspiring one another, LOVING one another and ENJOYING our precious LIVES together!!