Original Artwork by Donna Solovei
As a South African, my love for yoga began on a trip to the island of Mauritius in 1996, where I discovered the magic of the body moving into stillness.
I moved to Boulder, CO in 2001 to obtain my Masters Degree in Somatic Psychology, dance-movement therapy from Naropa University. It was in Boulder where I discovered the profound teachings of Sacred Feminine Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga with Sofia Diaz, my life-long teacher. Through these years of intensive training with Sofia, I understood the ecstatic, devotional and beautiful nature of what true heart opening meant. Yoga is a living experience, that naturally brings transformation and a sweet sensitivity to life.
Since moving to New York City, I have had the good fortune of continuing my studies of yoga with profound and knowledgable teachers. I am a dedicated student of Bobby Clennell and the skillful teachers at the Iyengar yoga institute. I love the flow and depth of Bryn Chrisman at Yogamaya, and when Kevin Gardiner rolls through town, I am always at his classes.
My classes are informed by many years of dedicated asana practice as well as my love for movement in all its forms.
I have been teaching yoga since 2006. I challenge my students to confront comfort zones and their perceived limitations with compassion, discipline, and a sense of humor. My classes are both creative and challenging, focusing on the outer body as an expression of the inner body. I love the movement of flow and the clarity of alignment. I invite my students to stay present moment to moment in order to deepen his or her own understanding of the nature of Self. Each class is an opportunity to create spaciousness, skilled awareness and heart awakening.
I am on the faculty of teacher trainers at Yogamaya, both on the 200 and advanced 300 hour level. Teaching Prenatal yoga, hands on assists, Chakras, Yoga and Psychology, the subtle body and the Divine Feminine..
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