I believe that living a deeply fulfilling life is possible - with effort, willingness, curiosity, commitment, and time. Holding the view that love equals both support and challenge, the capacity to experience love expands. Relationships reveal this to us daily. Along with the bliss comes the discomfort, there are times of ease as well as struggle. This is the dance, full of joy and pleasure – and pain.
If you are ready to learn and grow – in yourself and your relationship(s) – and take on the work of communication, self-worth, getting clear about your wants and needs, creating connection to your own body and experience, and getting out of your own way. I can help. I want to help.
I'm so glad you're here... the world needs YOU!
Join me in a process of transformation through an exploration of breath and posture, stillness and movement, sensation and listening, and more... See what's already here – and what's possible!
Rooted in the Ashtanga Yoga and Mysore traditions, this method offers the most progressive way to practice by combining group energy, individual intention and commitment, and supportive hands-on adjustments in a safe, self-paced environment that fosters encouragement and independence for all levels, from those with no prior yoga exposure, to beginners, to experienced practitioners.
Privates, Yoga Therapy, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, and other Special Classes are offered as well.
“It’s not how deep you go, it’s how you go deep.” Ida Rolf
I believe the body is an access point to a whole being. Finding flow, spaciousness, and ease in the physical form impacts everything else... the animation of breath and freedom of movement become a threshold and invitation to to remember your true nature and live as your fully expressed self.
The backbone of my work comes from Structural Integration (The Rolf Method), which lends its wisdom of how the body moves within the field of gravity, and Craniosacral bodywork which encourages deep presence and listening, along with my own lifetime of movement, mindfulness, and devotional practices.
Like so many, growing up in my family was challenging, without the sensitivity, care, and love that I craved, and needed. I learned to be very self-sufficient and became exceedingly good at not only taking care of myself, but also taking care of others. It was a useful tactic to feel valuable, and even wanted… for a while. And, like all things without a solid foundation, it was not sustainable.
As an adult, in my ongoing attempt to find security and get the love I desperately wanted, I married: first, to an alcoholic, and then, to someone who was never fully committed or two feet in. For the over-achiever in me, these situations fit. I kept trying and working hard and accepting scraps… at the expense of abandoning my own needs, and myself.
I was single for many years, and when I landed myself in another relationship, not knowing whether to stay or leave, I still felt like a victim of my family system: estranged from my mother, disconnected from my twin sister, and longing for more genuineness with my father.
I had survived cancer, gotten a degree, even started my own business, but for what purpose?
I still felt empty and discouraged.
Did life really need to be this lonely and hard? What was I doing wrong?
I kept diligently trying without seeming to make any real progress or significant changes, and I couldn’t get off the proverbial hamster wheel. It seemed like life, and especially good relationships, weren't on my side. My days were filled with angst, struggle, and depression... and yet, a small part of me endured, the part that wanted something different and knew there was more. Fortunately, it was big enough to spark a flame within me.
I wanted to live and thrive, but didn't really know how. So I started learning.
As I began to see myself more clearly, I reclaimed my sensitivity and explored my own patterns of scarcity and self-abandonment in relationship – where they came from and how they were still playing out. And I got clearer. I left my current situation. I practiced and studied and shared what I was learning with anyone who would listen. Through a lot of tears, deep investigation, shifts in perspective, and remarkable insights I began to find my way.
Finding my own way.
expanding exploring sharing
I am now closer to the life I envision for myself. While the years spent as a capable, strong, independent woman gave me some sense of value and self-worth, and belief in my abilities, at times that independence actually hurt more than it helped me. What looked like confidence on the outside has become a genuine seed of self-assuredness and acceptance growing within me and I’m more comfortable in my own skin than ever before, willing to share real vulnerabilities and real strengths, instead of being neutral and playing it safe.
This is an ongoing process that still takes practice, and self-care, every day. But instead of feeling like life is against me, I see it as a rich road inviting me to journey on… and navigate the challenges, relational and otherwise, as a way to grow and reap the rewards while learning to love bigger, along the way.
The trees are whispering to me, reminding me of
my roots, and my reach... shhhhhh...
can you hear them?