Yoga is a lifelong practice of self inquiry and contemplation, and that is how I approach my own practice and my teachings. The asana practice is one path to finding peace and stillness within oneself. It is through a daily practice of meditation, along with a regular asana practice that I continue to discover 'me'.
While practicing yoga eight years ago I found peace of mind, calmer ways of dealing with stress, and increased strength and flexibility. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 21, and my yoga and meditation practice has helped ease the difficulties of living with RA and I hope gives me compassion and acceptance for others living with limitations. I have competed in many triathlons, marathons and completed a 50K trail run a couple of years ago that was awesome! While my athletic background might be helpful to you if these are also your interests, I enjoy teaching those who are new to yoga and physical exercise, as well.
I received my L1 and L2 teaching certification through yogaview.