I started doing yoga videos in my living room while in university. And I don’t mean Youtube videos- VHS tapes! I wanted to try yoga because it was the opposite of all the organized sports I played. The individuality and quietness of the practice drew me in.
A couple of years later while living in Toronto, a co-worker took me to my first yoga studio. I was intimidated at first but quickly felt comfortable on my mat. It was a big adjustment going from videos to a studio where the teachers only used Sanskrit names for poses but I loved everything about it- the wood floors, gauzy curtains, the smell of incense, the ancient names and shapes, using props to help me into new poses. I didn’t know it then, but I was building a foundation for my future practice as a student and teacher.
For over 20 years I have continued to seek out studios, teachers and styles to explore and learn. This is what led me to yoga teacher training. I’ve always wanted to become a teacher to share my joy for yoga and demonstrate how we really do live our yoga both on and off the mat. I hope you will feel it too, when we practice together.