Her classes meld the rigor of Ashtanga with a gentler flowing style that has intelligent sequencing and an emphasis on breath and moving meditation. Her students will feel both physically challenged and mentally clear.
More about me:
- I started practicing yoga to relieve stress that exacerbated my Graves disease. Maintaining my health is a big reason why I keep going.
- I have practiced mostly ashtanga and vinyasa styles of yoga, yet the backs of my thighs always scream at that first forward fold.
- I may very well practice primary series for the rest of my life. Because the other series scare me. Edit: Making attempts at intermediate series. Tackling my fear!
- More days than not, I’m shaking in boat pose and cursing at how weak my core is along with my students. Two babies will do that!
- I got swimmer’s ear once in a hot yoga class while in triangle pose. I’m not a fan of hot yoga. See next bullet point.
- I sweat. I sweat a lot. I create puddles like a man.
- My biggest yoga accomplishments to date: I practiced ashtanga right up until I went into labor with both my sons. I was 40 weeks and 3 days pregnant with my younger one for my last prenatal ashtanga class!
Why Finding Drishti?
Much of yoga is a little nebulous and at times feels a tad unattainable for the regular person. Even the idea of finding your drishti (focal point) to steady your mind during a physical practice is a challenge.
As I got deeper into my yoga practice physically, I was seeing more connections to the emotional and philosophical sides of yoga that were surfacing in my life. They were especially evident as I went through my pregnancies and births and how I handled stress as a professional woman.
I wanted to create this blog so I could share my experiences and connect with other yogis. I’ve also become the go-to person about yoga among friends and family, so this site serves as an easy introduction to yoga and the yoga lifestyle.