Yoga for me has been a journey. I was first introduced to yoga approximately twenty-five years ago while attending law school. I continued to dabble in yoga over the years as I practiced law and then transitioned to a stay-at-home mom for my three children. It was after we moved to Wisconsin that I began to practice regularly and really feel the benefits of my practice. The idea of teaching always intrigued me.
It was around this time that my daughter showed signs of scoliosis. As we monitored her condition and she began a regular yoga practice, her condition improved dramatically and I am confident that yoga was integral to this successful change. My daughter’s improvement confirmed the positive impact yoga can have on an individual’s life and I decided then to pursue my teacher certification. I completed a 200 hour teacher training and became certified to teach in February of 2013. (I will also be starting a 500 hour teacher training soon). When I started yoga years ago, it was a means of exercise or a way to have an hour to myself. Now, I realize that the actual practice of yoga can take each person in a different direction. I know that through yoga I have learned to be attentive to my thoughts and actions. Each of us need to pay careful attention to the direction we are taking so that we know where we are going and how we are going to get there: this careful observation will enable us to discover something new in each of us. Yoga has helped me to connect with myself, my family, friends and students. As an instructor at Abundant Joy, I would like to help students connect with themselves and enable them to truly feel comfortable with who they are, as they are!