I’m a former yoga teacher and a forever yoga student. I’ve taught restorative, therapeutic, and postnatal yoga classes and helped train new teachers. I took my first anatomy class at age 17, and my interest in the healing aspects of yoga blends Western and Eastern approaches. Thanks to the profound teachings of Rama Jyoti Vernon, a true pioneer of yoga in the U.S., my personal practice is a continuing source of support and surprises. Rama inspires her students to integrate all eight limbs of yoga on the mat and off, not only bringing deeper dimensions to asana, but also looking through the lens of ancient scripture to examine modern life.
Consciously and often accidentally, I frame my daily life within my yoga practice. Yoga is not a religion. Yoga offers, however, a time-tested set of tools that can make journeying through modern life a more peaceful and connected experience. The Carmelite monk known as Brother Lawrence said it well: “We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.”
In addition to being a householder yogi, I am also a writer, primarily publishing books and articles about travel and the American Southwest. (If you’re interested in writing and traveling, feel free to visit me on my other blog, Writing Around the West.)
Namaste. I bow to you.