I got my certification to become a yoga teacher in 2011 with 250 RYT, but was not ready to teach right away. Before I taught others, I wanted to deepen my own practices on my own time to help me make more discoveries about myself mentally and physically.
What I discovered from my self discovery journey is that our minds and bodies are like onions; you peel every layer away till you get to the core or the truth. With this discovery in mind, I realized how yoga has impacted my life in many ways. It gave me the mental strength and capacity to quit smoking for good and it also allowed me to develop the skill that allows me to listen to my body and want to nourish it with healthy foods and healthy habits.
In order to be a good teacher, I aspire and work towards being a student for life. This attitude motivated me to attend additional training for Yin yoga, participate in yoga retreats and finish numerous workshops. I experienced many different branches of yoga to allow my own classes to be as dynamic and versatile as possible to accommodate various skill levels and preferences.
I finish every class bowing down to thank my parents for having me and providing me with lots of energy and good health. I also bow down to thank my husband and kids for supporting me through my journey. To end off, here’s one of my favorite quotes:
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” Ghandi.