I desire to create an opportunity for others to feel happy, capable, and valued. To this end, I have often followed the path of teacher in years past, having tutored high school students in algebra, taught undergraduate statistics during graduate school, American Sign Language to toddlers (including my own), and even scuba diving in the Florida Keys. I obtained a Master’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest in 1994 and worked for several years as a counselor – primarily with children and families. I like to share knowledge, to see students or clients light up with understanding, and I love hearing from them that their lives are changed for the better. Yoga has called to me over the years, but it wasn’t until fairly recently that I enrolled in a teacher training program, and it was only then that I realized I was finally, truly on my dharmic path – beginning to fulfill my life’s purpose. I am passionate about yoga, I love to practice it and I love to share it with others. I love that it lifts me up, and in doing so lifts up those around me. I love that it is not a performance art or a competition and that anybody can (and should) do it. Yoga is more than a series of poses you do on your mat, it’s a way of life and a philosophy of living that is born from loving kindness. That belief finds its way into every class I teach. We are all beings of light, wise and infinitely capable, and yoga reminds us of the divinity within each of us that unites all of us as equal, wonderful humans beings. When you join me for practice, you will find it easy to take the yoga with you when you leave. Namaste.