Self-discovery and rediscovery define my personal yoga practice. My yoga journey paused for two full decades between the time I first stepped upon a yoga mat as a youthful teenager and the birth of my second child in adulthood. As a new mother, I worked as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer with many fitness certifications, specializing in weight room training, sports nutrition and kinesiology and BS in Biology. Serving for several years as a YMCA Fitness Director, I recognized that I needed something different in my workouts. I turned to yoga. Realizing I had little knowledge, I decided to take a yoga teacher training; I achieved teacher certification in 1994. Wishing to cultivate my own practice and awareness, I began studying yoga at a variety of studios throughout the Boston area, and learning through workshops with some of the practiced Yogis of the world. I subsequently completed two more teacher certifications.
I taught Yoga privately for a number of years until in 2001, when in response to my students’ prodding; I opened my first studio “Yoga in Melrose”, located on Washington Street. Four years later I moved the studio to Maplewood Square in Malden, which prompted the name change to “Yoga in Me.” Teaching had deepened my practice, and the timely name alteration reflected a philosophical change that focused on inner perceptions and integration of the poses rather than physical effort. Teaching provides clarity; all of us can practice and achieve the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga. There is yoga in all of us.
In 2008, leaving the public practice. Personalize my teaching and allowing yoga sutras to guide our practice, we turn our attention to inner perception and integration. It is an honor to be teaching yoga, to see my students discover inner strength and peace through their practice. This is our journey and my inspiration.