“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
Full Offering: Shoulder Remedies
Favorite Quote: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
Practice: Vinyasa Flow, Chair Yoga, Prenatal Yoga
Where: Tranquil Earth Yoga
Location: San Diego, CA
Credentials: YACEP, E-RYT500, RPYT, DONA
“It brings me immense joy to read the hundreds of testimonials and reviews about my teachings. For example: An asthmatic student with fibromyalgia and chronic pneumonia said my time with her helped her get off her inhaler, sleep better, and experience an almost complete recovery with her health issues.” -Aria Morgan
MAGIC MOMENTS. Interview
DESCRIBE, FOR OUR LISTENERS, SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE PROUD OF?
I became a yoga teacher because yoga has helped heal and strengthen my body, mind and spirit. Yoga is about honoring our bodies and our limits, while simultaneously pushing our boundaries into zones of discomfort. Yoga is not about achieving a pose or being better than anyone else, including ourselves.
Yoga is magic. I’m honored to be able to share the magic with the world. Over the last 15 years of teaching, my deepest sense of gratitude has come from the students who have thanked me and shared my name with others.
WHAT’S YOUR YOGA ADVICE, FOR OUR LISTENERS?
Approach this practice with no expectations, no boundaries, and extreme curiosity. You may undergo periods in life where every day, your yoga practice changes and is radically different from the previous day: be not attached to what was. You may go through periods in life where you achieve, learn, and grow (cont.)
in leaps and bounds: be grateful, but be not attached to the space of external (postural) growth.
Explore a myriad of styles until you find the one that suits you. And when it does not suit your shifting life anymore, keep exploring until you find another and another. Be not married to one style with a rigidity that prevents you from enjoying other styles. Would you eat the same three meals a day, day in and day out and expect to thrive? Of course not. So why practice the same exact practice, day in and day out and expect to be satisfied?
Be fluid, like the waves.
Life is change. Yoga is change. Change is the only constant in life.
If you can make peace with this moment, this breath, this space, this body, you will be a happy person. At the end of the day, doing a bunch of postures and breathing exercises never made anyone happier or healthier. True happiness and health comes with dedication, patience, perseverance and flexibility, non-attachment. And this is the true gift of yoga.
SHARE THREE QUICK TIPS?
1. Yoga Asana makes your body stronger and more flexible. 2. Pranayama (Breath Control) is a crucial aspect of Yoga. Practice at least one pranayama per yoga practice. 3. Meditation, or Stillness is the ultimate practice: when the mind is able to flow with change and not react, life becomes a practice in cultivating joy.