What I Teach
I began teaching yoga on the side while interning in human rights in Myanmar in 2013, where I quickly discovered that the true path to peace begins with the individual. Thus I turned full-time yogini and never looked back! I found that just as yoga has helped me become stronger and more flexible (on and off the mat!), and meditation has helped me gain more insight and compassion, these practices could also help others find a sense of peace – this is what I aim to share.
I teach a holistic and mindful practice in slow-flow, Hatha and Yin. For me, asana is not about contorting our bodies into advanced poses, but rather using our bodies as a tool to reconnect with the present moment and transform our minds, which makes it a useful practice for both beginner and advanced yogis alike. It is about learning to love ourselves, and then projecting that love out to all beings. I use mindfulness and inquiry-style guiding to allow students to find their own inner wisdom.
I also lead Insight, Mindfulness and Metta meditation practices, guiding students to connect with their moment-to-moment experiences and cultivate more awareness, wisdom and compassion. Many of the tools and teachings of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction form the foundation of my classes and retreats. Ultimately, I seek to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind and soul, and my hope is that you step off the mat or cushion feeling refreshed, balanced and full of Metta.