Yoga is an opportunity to reconnect. It incorporates breath, postures, chanting, and meditation to open our hearts & minds, build strength, and create flexibility. Yoga teaches the art of relaxation and self-healing.
The Sweetwater Yoga Teachers Collective, a group of volunteer yoga teachers, provides classes in a variety of yoga styles ranging from Hatha to Kundalini. Classes are held on the Farmhouse porch, a screened enclosure, amidst native trees and permaculture food trails.
Discover and expand your yoga practice every Sunday and support Sweetwater Organic Community Farm with a suggested $5 donation. Mixed level community classes.
I am a certified yoga instructor and licensed esthetician who has practiced yoga for over 20 years. My yoga classes are enriched by my knowledge of Ayurvedic nutrition and yoga therapies. I aim to both inspire healing from within and create a relaxing environment that integrates balanced cleansing for mind, body, and soul.
My hobbies include travel, yoga, Qi Gong, and making organic skincare products. Over the past few years, I have offered a variety of workshops that teach participants to make their organic skincare products. I recently returned to the United States after being at an ecovillage in Taiwan where I taught yoga and studied organic farming.
Please join me on the journey to balance and renewed health!
My introduction to yoga began in my early 20s at a time when yoga teachers were few and very far between. I was exceedingly fortunate, at that time, to have had an experienced instructor with a dynamic skill set that enabled me to excel in my practice for several years. With that experience serving as my foundation, I have gone on to explore several styles of hatha (physical) yoga and raja (meditative) yoga. That said, it wasn’t until 2012 / 2013 that I completed my Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and shortly thereafter went on to train with internationally recognized instructors throughout the US. Some 25 + years later, my first instructor is still the measure by which I judge all others, including myself!
I am excited to be able to use my experience and training as my way of giving back to my community and, when needed, as a visitor in other communities. I have worked with underserved populations, children, LGBT+ youth, and prison populations. I have taught – and continue to teach, at community fundraising events, community awareness projects and various special events. I have a professional degree with a background in international law/international relations and also real estate. I have taken on formal classroom studies and hold certifications in areas of advanced yoga studies & teaching techniques, yoga for trauma and anxiety, yoga for social justice, reflexology, pranic healing, homeopathy and more recently, advanced permaculture studies. I am honored to be able to teach, share, build, structure and otherwise contribute towards those things that create a healthier, vibrant and more sustainable human experience! NAMASTE.