Two friends of mine had taught me a few asanas in early 2009, which I would utilize daily. However, this alone didn't serve to change my destructive habits, even after moving 2,000 miles away. Two years later, I got the courage to step into a public class, and attendance became daily. This consistency and dedication precipitated change; to release from the grips of alcohol and other self-destructive behaviors. In 2012 I went through my first teacher training, then began to work with Shanti Kelley shortly thereafter. Her brilliant guidance helped me to establish ground; to give me direction. I began to develop a genuine consistency in my practice both on and off the mat.
In November of 2015 I traveled to San Francisco to take my first training with Annie Carpenter. She has shown me what it is to embrace greater wisdom, humility, and devotion. Diving more deeply in the process allowed me to begin dissolving much of the avidya (non-seeing) and asmita (ego) that is the foundation of delusion and distraction.
My teachers' influence of intelligent sequencing, anatomical focus, and grounded approach are clear in my classes. It is my own transformation that has led me to know that the potential for great metamorphosis lies within all of us, and I am dedicated to seeing my students realize this truth.
I want to be able to pass on to you what this practice has done for me.