Just a yogi on my journey and proud papa to the bulldog, Baxter. The biggest thing you can learn right now is that our paths are often difficult, never perfect, and always an adventure.
I am a Forrest Yoga Guardian based in Washington, DC, completing the Forrest Foundation training in September 2014. I teach Forrest, Vinyasa, Restorative, Hatha, and Beginner yoga. I assisted Ana Forrest during the Foundation Training in Chicago, 2015, Peterborough, UK 2016, and Berlin 2017; during the Forrest Yoga Advanced training in Calgary 2017; and look forward to assisting her more in the future. I did my first training (Vinyasa, drawing influences from Ashtanga and Jivamukti) at a local studio in Washington, DC. I began my next level of training as a Forrest Yoga Guardian in Training in August, 2016. Stay tuned for more about that adventure!
My yoga practice philosophy – combine elements of fun and fear with a dedication to my mat; hold no judgement; believe in self. Fun brings us back to the practice on a regular basis and fear teaches us most about ourselves.
My path to yoga began years ago to help athletic recovery. After life threw a detour in my path, I began to realize and appreciate the mental and emotional impact regular practice has on a student. Forrest specifically helped me to find my breath and use that power to begin healing myself. I believe that we can all be teachers in life if we just take moment to pause, to reflect, and to breathe.
“Bad yogi” is the path that acknowledges we are not perfect, and that’s pretty cool. Want to be a bad yogi with me? Ask how.
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*Bad yogi note – I had to put Baxter to sleep June, 2016. Cancer was beginning to win and I never wanted him to suffer. I miss him pretty much daily. But I’ve learned every lesson he had to teach me. And I’m stepping onto my path with his spirit playing around me.