A truth that I live by is this: everything in life is a choice, and usually (if not always), we are faced with choosing fear (keeping us stuck in old repeating patterns, samskaras) or love (leading to growth and self-realization). This is the art of svadhyaya (self-study), one of the niyamas (observances) of the Yoga Sutra. Through this, we can achieve compassionate understanding of our own thoughts, motivations and behaviors. The practice of yoga, or union, is meant to calm the fluctuations of the mind. Using our asana practice as a moving meditation, we can find stillness of the mind and union with our life force and breath (prana). My teaching style is one of inclusion, rooted deeply in yogic philosophy, creating a sacred dance between the body, mind and higher self.