I never thought yoga would be a part of my life. I grew up in Northern New Jersey in a blue collar family, served in the military, and scoffed at anything esoteric. I had the opportunity to live in other parts of the country but eventually settled back in NJ in 2000. Sometime in 2004 my love of the outdoors and continuous cramped conditions of kayaking brought me to the yoga mat to help overcome the minor inconvenience of tingly toes due to tight hamstrings.
After years of enjoying the physical aspects of yoga I saw that things were changing physically and emotionally, bringing me in closer to my thoughts so I started asking the right questions. I found a deep struggle inside from a traumatic accident I was involved in years before that I could no longer hide from. So I searched and found a teacher who had nothing to do with yoga. He told me that he could help me but I had to first help myself and suggested that I turn my irregular yoga sessions into a practice. The asanas (poses) started taking on a different meaning for me. These changes from a sporadic yoga class to a living practice became clear within a month so in 2014 I enrolled in a 200 hour yoga teacher course at Highland Yoga in Butler, NJ. I was only doing this to deepen my personal yoga experience but one thing led to another and next thing I knew I was teaching classes. Realizing for the first time in my life I had something to give to others through first hand experience I decided to embrace this and enrolled in the Ever Yoga 300 Hour Teacher training in 2016.
Now I bring my life experiences, interests, and continuous studies to the classes that I teach. Through a personally challenging, well balanced, safe class I am here to assist you on your personal journey in any way that I can.
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Have a wonderful day,