As a busy wife and mom of 3, I began exploring yoga in 2003 as a way to stay fit. It only took a few months until I developed a serious relationship with my yoga practice, practicing at nearly every studio in the tri county area. After losing both of my parents to cancer, it hit me; I was looking for something more than just a work out. I started looking for anything and everything health related, learning and absorbing like a sponge. In 2013 I discovered Yoga Shelter. I immediately fell in love. I found something inherently different, it was more than just a work out, it was a chance to work in. I found an amazing, inspiring community. Teachers encouraged me to work on what really matters; connecting with my true self, personal and spiritual growth, and taking my practice off the mat. I connected and fell in love. I continued practicing at the studios everyday. Started working at the front desk, in spring of 2014 went to Yoga Shelters Life and Teacher Training. I continued to pour my heart and soul into the studios. Became Asst. Manager of the Birmingham studio, then Studio Director, and eventually transferred to be the Studio Director of the West Bloomfield studio. I completed a second Teacher Training with Yoga Shelter in the summer of 2015. I continue to pursue education in yoga and the healing arts. I'm one of you; curiously passionate about life, yoga, health, and business.
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I began practicing yoga in 2000, and with consistent practice, began to let go of self-doubt, fear, anxiety, and negativity. By letting go, I was able to open myself to self-love, peace, joy, and life. My yoga practice began as a form of healthy exercise. I was suffering from lower back pain that I now realize was due to stress and anxiety. After my first class I experienced a breakthrough of letting go of suppressed feelings. I have found it to be such a life-changing experience that I wanted to share the gifts of yoga with others, and began teaching in 2004. My intention is to awaken in others the healing power of breath and movement, thereby opening our hearts and connecting with our spirit to gain a greater sense of freedom, acceptance, unconditional love, gratitude, and compassion towards ourselves and others.
I've been hooked since my first class at Grand Valley State almost 6 years ago. Since then, yoga has helped my relationship with myself as well as my community. Each and every time we step onto a yoga mat we can learn something new about ourselves. No effort is lost. I'm honored to be of service at the Yoga Shelter and I look forward to growing better and better together.
My journey into yoga began about ten years ago. At the time I was living in NYC working as a model. My work left me feeling empty inside, I knew there was more. I was drawn to learn about yoga and began studying and practicing at the Integral Yoga Institute. Soon after that I returned to Michigan and began practicing daily. Right away I recognized the many benefits of yoga. I then took a teacher training course and immersed myself in various styles of yoga including: Ashtanga, Kundalini and Bikram. I have also been trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Soon after, I began teaching yoga to kids ranging in ages from 3-13. Last summer I walked into the Yoga Shelter; it didn’t take long for me to realize what a treasure was awaiting inside. I completely connected on all levels with what was happening at The Shelter and the type of yoga that was being taught, Sanga Yoga... Community, exactly what I was looking for. I am so grateful for the teachings of Eric and Lisa. I have always been a seeker, looking for more understanding in life. I continue to learn and grow each day. When life’s greatest challenges come up, practicing yoga has helped me to remember who I am and walk with a little more grace. I look forward to sharing with you. Namaste
My journey into yoga began my junior year of high school. Since then I have become a birth doula, yoga teacher, aerial arts enthusiast, and an avid collector of quotes (most of which I can paraphrase pretty well). My passion to teach comes from the desire to create a space in which others can connect, listen, and build a compassionate loving relationship with themselves. I strive to empower others and constantly spread love. I practice yoga both on and off the mat to work on the most important relationship I will ever have - my relationship with myself. It takes courage, trust, and a willingness to be a little uncomfortable at times, but I assure you it is the most important and fulfilling work we can do not only for ourselves, but also for others. I simply cannot wait to share this journey with you! Namaste :)
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