About

I guess I'm still trying to figure out what I'm about. I'll let you know as soon as I do. In the interim, thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts and rants. The intention behind Yogically Speaking is simply to discuss my life experiences using the practice of yoga as the carrier ship. Whether it’s through the mat, the cushion, my personal relationships or daily life, I believe there is always an opportunity to go beyond the motions and live in true presence. My favorite form of yoga is the kind that involves practicing patience, showing compassion and extending an open heart to all. Most of the time I suck at it, but do my best to write about my fears, mistakes, difficulties and aversions right here. In recent years, I discovered that the most transformative kind of yoga is done off the mat and cultivated in friendships, family, laughter, eating cheese in France, dancing at weddings, saying goodbye, airplanes and frequent visits to the self-help section at Barnes and Noble.


Bio


After many years of wasted gym memberships, aerobics classes and failed attempts to take up jogging, I found the practice of Vinyasa Yoga in Houston, Texas [HomeSweetHome] at Joy Yoga Center. Finally, a physical activity that didn't involve treadmills or gross locker rooms that allowed me to wear non-restrictive clothing! It was such a relief. In 2006, I packed up my newly discovered love of yoga and moved to the Sunshine State where I would be attending law school.  After two years of practice, I finally felt what it was like to really breathe, investigate and listen. Before then, I think I was just going through the motions, living one experience to the next without any real awareness. Most people call it “growing up” but mindfulness sounds way better.  

In 2007, thanks to my wonderful and generous parents, I began Yoga Life’s 250-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training, concentrating in Power Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga.  Over the years I have been fortunate to learn and receive instruction from some of the best teachers out there: Sri K.Pattabhi Jois, Manju Jois, Sharath Rangaswamy, Saraswati Rangaswamy, Tim Feldmann, Kino MacGregor and Greg Nardi. I continue to study under Tim Feldmann whenever the opportunity arises and also under Hugh Byrne for meditation studies through the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC.


In Florida I taught numerous classes including Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa Basics and Yin Yoga. Having been sufficiently fried by the crazy Texas and Florida climates, I desired a city where I could wear sweaters and shamelessly drink hot caffeinated beverages all the time.  In the fall of 2009 I purchased a one-way ticket to DC and have called it “home” ever since. Not only do I get to rock turtlenecks and enjoy lattes all the time, I also shovel snow and sprain my ankle in icy road conditions on occasion.


You can find me in the DC area practicing Ashtanga in my kitchen, cycling around town, or harassing friends about how often they stretch. 

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