Why I teach: Author and spiritual master Amit Ray writes: “Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.” It is this concept of addition that has driven my love for yoga and my passion to spread its message.
Since I was so privileged to have the opportunity to find yoga and learn from the best, I feel compelled to uphold this individualized level of fostering, the key groundwork for the proper introduction of yoga to students and a strong foundation for students’ self-development in the years to come. Yoga is a wonderful addition to one’s life, and one that is embraced when shared properly.
I embody a careful, thoughtful process when teaching students so yogis can get in touch with their intuitive senses and better understand the importance of pace, alignment and inward connection – a mindful approach that is equally beneficial to practitioners of all skill levels.
When practiced mindfully, yoga asanas (body postures), the third limb of the eight-limbed path that forms the structural framework for yoga practice, can provide many of the same benefits as more formal meditation practices. It embodies and unites all aspects of oneself – body, mind, breath and soul – to find awareness, acceptance, and mindfulness.
Teaching mindful yoga is my passion and awakening your inner grace, poise, flexibility, balance, strength, and present moment awareness is a vital practice for students wanting to embrace yoga as a lifestyle.
The driving factor of my teaching is sharing the gift of “mindful yoga” for life, one person at a time.