Practicing yoga through a Pandemic
The year of isolation through the Pandemic brought me close to nature and to my yoga practice. I have been practicing yoga since age seven. After surviving a car accident in my youth, my mother, sister, and I began practicing yoga together at the Spiritual Life Society in Hudson, Ohio. When I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age twelve my yoga practice supported my continued involvement in athletics such as soccer, basketball, track & field, and dance. I dove deeper into my yoga practice when I began training with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Elise Browning Miller first in Columbus Ohio at age sixteen and again in my twenties in San Francisco, California. Yoga is union of one's mind, body, and spirit with the universe. Yoga is a process of transformation of body and consciousness. It is a powerful healing medicine and a life journey. I have over one thousand hours of teaching yoga kinesiology and I will also always consider myself a student of yoga. The depth of history, traditions, and Art of Yoga through the millenia is as deep and vast as the ocean. And the sound of the ocean is akin to the breath. When a new student asks me - how do I start a yoga practice - my answer is: begin with breathing.