Yoga

My yoga journey began when I found a tiny book on health in a small Pennsylvania town’s hardware store during my high school years.  That was decades ago!  I have been teaching yoga for almost 20 years now, much of it learned from ashtanga lineage holders who walk the talk since yogic principles employ ethics and a way of living well in the world and not just how to be bendy and look fit.  It’s also been my experience that when I plant the seeds for calm during practice, that those seeds are able to take root in the most unexpected ways, under the least expected circumstances. I am constantly reminded that there is no ‘yoga perfect’ only ‘yoga practice’ — a practice worth incorporating into my life as often as I can.  Below are dedicated lineage holders from whom I’ve learned much over the years.    

Greg Nardi; Annie Pace; Tim Feldmann; Kino MacGregor; David Swenson;
David Williams; Govinda Kai; Mark & Joanne Darby; Manju Jois; Richard Freeman; Kevin Kimple & Sharath Jois

RYT200

Please contact me ~for private sessions.
~RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

Suggested Reads

  • The Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman (heavy, but wise)
  • Ashtanga Yoga–Practice & Philosophy by Gregor Maehle (excellent all around book about everything involved in a true aspirant’s yoga practice)
  • Ashtanga Yoga–The Practice Manual by David Swenson (good one, especially for beginners. Spiral bound book lays flat for easy reference)
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar (my first book on yoga that I purchased in 1982–a real standard)
  • Ashtanga Yoga by Anton Simmha (a very sweet & simple book on the practice)
  • The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman (includes 2 CD’s to help you pronounce Sanskrit yoga terms. Has first, second, and third ashtanga sequences with drawings and posture names)
  • Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali by Prabhavananda and Isherwood (the yoga sutras explained)
  • The Wisdom of Yoga by Stephen Cope (great stories by a senior Kripalu yoga teacher)
  • Moola Bandha-The Master Key by Swami Buddhananda (focuses on the type of breath and muscle engagements that are integral to a deep yoga practice)