Yoga has helped me bring deep intention and awareness to the daily tasks of my life. I’ve been able to bring a sense of reverence to these seemingly simple things—eating nutrient-dense foods, getting sufficient rest, meditating, daily self massage, and breath-body practices. These rituals all enhance how I am able to show up on the mat and how I am able to show up in life and be of service to others.
On or off the mat, yoga is about my attitude. (I believe it’s the only thing in life I have control over.) It’s this attitude that guides how I show up in life with presence, compassion, softness, and strength. It helps me maintain balance, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
3. What’s your favorite thing about the Lila yoga community?
Lila is like a second home to me. The vibe is warm, friendly and playful. The physical space at Lila is a beautiful container for our daily practice (Sadhana) and self-study (Svadhyaya). The real power lies in all of Lila’s dedicated students and teachers. It’s this co-creative community that propels all of us on our individual paths collectively. It’s intoxicating when we come together consciously with purpose. Extraordinary transformations can occur, leaving no one unaffected.
4. Which pose is your “asana nemesis,” the one that you loathe, but should probably be doing more?
Warrior II. It is such a humbling pose for me. Ooh-la-la! My hips are usually squawking at me three seconds into it! There is so much going on in the pose for me. It takes courage and focus to deal with life’s challenging moments. Practicing Warrior II helps me to rise up out of my own weakness and to embrace the path of the yogi as a warrior against my own lack of knowledge.