The combination of my own cancer journey and yoga practice has led me down a wonderful path in more ways than I ever imagined. When one of my friends told me about Kula for Karma and the volunteer opportunities to help give back, I wasted no time. I did not have the opportunity to experience Kula’s services as a patient, but feel so grateful that I can help to back as a teacher and survivor.
Everyone comes to their yoga mat with their own stories, their own highs and lows and being able to help guide people through their practice and journey is a gift I am happy to share. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 myself, I began practicing yoga on a regular basis as a way to navigate life from an honest and open place. I needed to find a way to dig deep, fight and continue to be true to myself as a wife, mother, and most importantly as a woman. Through the guidance of wonderful gurus, yoga became an integral part of my daily life.
I try to give my students a space that is safe, nurturing and peaceful. I remind them that must learn to trust themselves, to love themselves and be able to show up, vulnerable and brave each and every day as they move on and off the mat. I am honored beyond words to share my practice and guide these incredible survivors. I continue to gain so much strength and motivation from them as I hope they do from me.
I continue to learn and explore all aspects of yoga. My goal is to create a community where relationships with yourself, your yoga practice, and your peers can help you to handle life’s twists and turns, coming from a place of warmth and gratitude.
I enjoy cooking, photography, gardening, golf, traveling and walking. My wonderful family is always in my heart and their love drives me to be a better version of myself everyday. I am proud to support Breast Cancer participating in as many walks as I can. I am currently finishing my 500 hour certification and continue to share the wealth of knowledge that yoga has to offer. Hope to see you on the mat!