1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA?
I would describe yoga as a “come as you are party.”
2. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA?
A friend of mine who was a yoga teacher and long time meditator showed me a few poses. This little lesson intrigued me enough to go to a class – which was a hot yoga class. I was immediately humbled but completely smitten. When I told him I felt amazing after my first class he said, “That’s how you should always feel.” And that was that.
3. WHAT DRAWS YOU TO THE LILA COMMUNITY?
Because there is no greater force than love — how can I not be drawn in to lila? I have so much love for the people who make Lila lila.
4. WHO IS YOUR PRIMARY TEACHER RIGHT NOW?
My practice is my primary teacher. Local teachers of every kind who are showing up every day vulnerable and real. Lorin Roche whom I am formally studying with. My marriage. Motherhood. Great writers.
5. WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO KEEP TEACHING?
Teaching is a practice for me. It’s where I lean in and listen for the words, the silence, it is my aperture into voice, honesty, creativity, play, and conversation, surprise.
6. IF YOU WOULD SUGGEST ONE BOOK TO THE COMMUNITY TO READ AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEEPEN THEIR LEARNING ON LIFE, YOGA, AND ALL THINGS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Just one??? Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche. Devotion by Dani Shapiro. Upstream essays by Mary Oliver. Unspeakable by Meghan Daum (just makes me laugh how honest she is.)