I accept and appreciate what my body is for today. It is about evolving into what my body is capable of. I want to honor my body each and every day and appreciate it for what I accomplish daily. To the ancient yogis, the body was seen as a vehicle for the soul. Yoga allows me to balance my body, my mind and my spirit.
Physical fitness has always been and extremely important part of my life. In my 20’s my love of aerobics led me to become a certified instructor. In my 30’s I continued better health through the practice of Pilates and gradually discovered yoga. Initially, I was drawn to yoga for the fitness aspect. It wasn’t until 2005 that I truly began to appreciate the power of yoga. I had begun to suffer from some physical ailments and found that the consistent practice of yoga was helping them to heal without resorting to painkillers and other medications. Yoga quickly became an important part of my life and I yearned to broaden my practice as well as share its wonderful benefits with others.
Not long after, I was introduced to Hot Yoga and fell totally in love with the way it made me feel. Fate led me to yoga, and to the inspirational instructors and students who motivated me to pursue my 200 hour certification and share this beautiful practice with others. In October 2010, I completed my 200 hour training with Rolf Gates and have continued studying and attending workshops in order to provide a healthy, safe and enjoyable practice for all. Southern Pines Yoga Co. is part of my family. Through their love, support and care I am able to take all that life presents before me. Gratitude fills my heart that I have a sanctuary, Southern Pines Yoga Co. As we strive to keep our focus on the present moments, may we experience fully the wonder of “here”.