This yoga journey I am on gets better and better.  It started over 12 years ago. I remember the first time I stepped on to the mat I felt alive and electric and it scared the heck out of me. As I practiced, feelings kept coming up screaming for attention.  I needed to make change in my life and through that hour Hatha class somehow I was staring the way my life wanted to be, needed to be in the face.  But as an early 20 something I laughed at the notion to jump into that change because I simply wasn’t ready.  For the next 5 years I would dabble, taking an occasional class here and there.  I couldn’t go too deep.  It would only cause me to be my best self!  God forbid I BE MY BEST SELF!!!!! 

And then it happened.  I started to take yoga more seriously. And I started to take myself more seriously.  Since then my life has opened up in the most beautiful ways.  Career, love, family and my spirit blossomed.  Most importantly am learning to live in the moment and do my best at staying present and therefore getting the most of each day and each and every relationship.  Is there more work to be done? Yes.  Always.  But taking time everyday to practice yoga (and I don’t just mean asana, the physical practice) I am challenged to connect with my Self and be my best. 

I am telling you my story in a vague way.  My intention is for you to take my words and insert your own specific story.  We are probably a lot alike.  I love yoga and I love life.  As a teacher, I want to be here to guide you in a yoga practice that inspires you to live life in an exciting and fearless way.  I get to watch you tackle some challenging poses, fail and succeed, breathe your beautiful breath and chant your heart out.  I want to watch you come back again and again and learn something each time we gather.  And from you I get inspired to be my best.  See? Isn’t yoga awesome?!  We give and receive!  We have fun and we don’t take ourselves too seriously yet we are serious when we come together to experience this sacred practice. 

I gave birth for the second time 12 weeks ago.  It was second time I got to experience the most exhilarating and precious moment of my existence.  My yoga practice taught me how to trust myself and it went hand in hand with the birthing process.  This is what I mean when I say my yoga journey gets better and better.  It just keeps pouring gifts into my lap.  I imagine it will help me be a better parent as the years go by, a better wife, a better teacher, a better artist, and just a better human.  My best self has arrived. 

I am so looking forward to coming home to Fit and Flow Yoga to teach yoga to the most open souls after my maternity leave.  I am excited to announce we are doing a Beginners Yoga Series again this June and again in the fall.  I will be teaching some workshops for pregnant moms to be and more.  I am also hoping to get back to teaching at The Yoga Room in LIC. Stay tuned for that!

 I hope this passage inspires you to take a class for the first time (with me!!) or get back on your mat if it’s been a while.  Either way, I’ll see you soon and hope that when you hear those voices talking to you on the mat that you listen to your heart and Self and be brave to follow your bliss!!

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