What superpower do you want?

I would love to be able to breath underwater…. I’d like my alter ego to be a mermaid.

How do you express gratitude?

I like to feel my smiles coming from my eyes. This connects me to gratitude, this practice of seeing love in all people and things.

Why do you share yoga?

I share my yoga by sharing my practice! Getting on the mat, breathing and sweating. Each bead of sweat is a little prayer, a small offering of what dreams, hopes, and desires are inside of me.

What’s your favorite pose?  Why?

My favorite pose is Pincha Mayurasana. I think because it eluded me for so long. It’s a pose that reminds me of the process and patience in the unfolding of this yoga journey. Pincha requires a delicacy and subtlety to float up and hang out. It has a magical suspension quality to me like I’m floating in a divine current!

When was the last time you laughed out loud?  

About 5 min ago when I accidentally started a small kitchen fire while making tea…?!! I have a big & boisterous personality, my reactions to life are rarely, if ever, subtle. Crazy things tend to happen to me, so when life gets ridiculous I laugh with it….. because if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that life is a cheeky monkey!  

What always makes you smile?

Dog parks, cats in sunny windows, cherry blossoms, warm cups of tea, good friends, maple leaves, walks along the beach, sun dresses, Chateau St. Michelle merlot, sunsets, café vita soy lattes, theo’s chocolate, my orange bicycle, trolls under bridges, zombie movies, a good massage, singing bowls, and dancing barefoot in green grass.

What does flow mean to you?

To me, the practice of being in flow means stepping into sync with the river of life. Connecting with the current always streaming inside of you, and merging that with the greater flow that is always ebbing and flowing around us. It’s fluid power. It’s our ability to surrender and adapt to chaos. Our bodies are the riverbeds, we do asana to fortify our banks so that we can channel our inner currents to meet any of life’s challenges, triumphs, sensations and emotions. We are the river guides, our mats are our rafts. Together we observe, listen, honor and then react with our yoga in action, to this ever changing mystery of life.

What can our TGY friends expect from your class?

What can TGY expect? Expect to move. Expect a journey. Expect the dialogue between you and your breath, body, mind and spirit. Expect that one day your mat will suddenly become a mirror. Expect to find your 6 yr old self in that mirror, dreams and aspirations intact.

 I received my first 200hr teacher training from YYoga in Whistler B.C. I’ve also attended a 200 hr t.t. with Shiva Rea and am excited to continue my yoga journey as a Prana Flow certified instructor, with the invitation to join Shiva on future trainings!! I taught yoga for 2 years in Vancouver at One Yoga For the People, as well as YYoga before I moved to Seattle last year. I currently teach at Shakti Yoga studios, and am thrilled to be joining The Grinning Yogi tribe and community!!