My yoga journey began as a meditation practice in an attempt to bring calm into my tumultuous life. It not only supplied the peace and stillness I craved, but showed me an entirely new perspective, a whole new world within. I saw my choices laid out before me. I saw how many times before I had accepted the role as a victim of my circumstances. How many times I had wallowed in the pain, in the trauma, in the depression. How many times I had suppressed my emotions with harmful behavior and addictions. I saw everything. Felt everything. I knew it was time to make a change.
For the first time, I felt my own potential and the power I held to transform my life.
And I did exactly that.
Along the process of transformation, I experienced a profound shift in my creativity; works of art and poetry outpoured almost effortlessly, fueled by the limitless imagination that I tapped into during meditation. I began to view my life as an opportunity to create my best possible reality. I no longer identified myself with my past, my upbringing, my surroundings. I took charge and made a vow to become the best version of myself, the truest me that I could possibly be. The next step was integrating this opening of the mind with that of the body. I started practicing Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga, immediately hooked by the strength and grace that it provided. It helped me develop an awareness of my body, learning to listen to its subtle language. Trusting the intuition that guided me on and off the mat, I was led to the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio in Sparkill, NY where I completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Feeling drawn deeper into the philosophy and root of this ancient practice, I journeyed to India for a 200-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Intensive at Nada Yoga School.
I offer my knowledge from direct experience. My journey has taught me that the best teacher, the highest wisdom always comes from within. We can learn from everything and everyone around us, but we must ultimately realize that each person holds a truth unique to them. I intend to lead the way for you to dive within, to discover your truth and connect to the gifts you are meant to embrace.