Yoga was originally taught to me as a self-care modality to balance the efforts of a physically and energetically demanding career (obviously it’s more than that but stick with me). While working as a massage therapist (2000-2017) I would see around 8 clients per day, most of which were in immense pain all week, that is, until they found some relief through massage.
I attended my first true yoga class (in 2000) and from that moment on I was hooked! It felt as if I were giving myself a massage through therapeutic movement. I was completely inspired and wanted to learn all there was to know about Yoga and one day share the practice with others.
Yoga is a simple, non-invasive and effective solution to many of the notorious aches and pains my clients complained about daily.
During my journey I began to meet Yogis in their fifties, sixties and seventies that moved like twenty year olds. Thus proving my theory that aging is a myth (or at least an option). As I see it, we’re not meant to live in pain.
From that first class I made it my goal to study with as many different teachers and styles as possible and one day become a teacher of yoga.
Fast forward ten years, after chasing my dream of living on the North Shore of Oahu, I found two teachers I absolutely loved and took their introductory Yoga teacher training at Turtle Bay Resort. Many years and multiple trainings later, I’m still in awe of the seemingly never-ending benefits Yoga continues to provide. I’m fascinated with the body’s ability to heal and thrive when provided the ideal tools. I believe Yoga is a path that leads to reaching our infinite potential.