After a full year of urging by a college friend, I took my first Bikram Yoga class on Valentine’s Day 2004. I was 25 years old, and I didn’t think anything could make me sweat more than running a marathon or taking a spin class… Turns out I was wrong! One thing struck me in my first class… When I would run long distances, I would think, sort out my life, and make plans in my head the whole time. When I practiced yoga, I had to stay PRESENT and focused throughout. I knew this was a practice I needed, and I kept coming back for more. Bikram’s yoga has helped me work through knee pain, sciatica, and other running-related injuries.
I graduated from Bikram’s Spring 2009 teacher training in Palm Desert. Following Training, I traveled and taught all over the United States for a year, full-time throughout NYC for 4 years, part-time in Boston suburbs for 4 years, and is now back in NYC. The daily practice is a powerful self-realization tool that can help us love ourselves and others more, find clarity, realize we’re so much stronger and amazing than we ever dreamed possible, and get into great physical shape in the process. I believe that once we learn to focus and control the mind, to look ourselves square in the eyes and truly meditate for a full 90 minutes, we can do ANYTHING we set our minds to. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this self-realization process in my students’ lives.