Yoga is a part of each of us already.
It is not something we do but what we are.
It is felt when a beautiful piece of music is heard and shivers run down one’s spine, or walking in the mountains enraptured and connected to the majesty of life.
If this is so, then I was born a Yogi in 1968.
I started piano at the age of 6 and have been a student and lover of music all my life. I believe that music has great influence as a way to connect to spirit. Music is yoga too.
Perhaps what really matters to one reading this biography is to know that I believe in the art of living.
I believe yoga helps one be a better friend, lover, parent, friend, teacher, student…as it is a training in intimacy, in presence, in the art of living.
Here is however some of my “formal” yoga training:
I began yoga-asana in 1997, in my late twenties and would continue to embrace yoga throughout my thirties as I chose to be a stay at home mom to my large growing family. I am the devoted mother to 6 children.
At the age of 40, I started my first yoga teacher training with Hart Lazer from Montreal, Que.
It was a 18 month program in which I earned my 200 HR YTA certificate.
I continued to travel to Montreal for a period of time after the training was complete to deepen with Hart and also his Sr. Iyengar teacher, Ramanand Patel.
In 2012 I started a second teacher training with Tias Little, the founder of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I started from the “ground up” and slowly completed another 500 YTA Certificate.
But really their is no completion. I continue to travel to learn with Tias at the Prajna Temple twice a year.
I also align myself with the Theravada Buddhist tradition and try to go on a meditation retreat yearly with Jack Kornfield.
I bow in gratitude to all the teachers and students that have traveled the path with me.