Someone gave me a yoga gift certificate after the birth of one of my children. I was a life-long distance runner and athlete. Yoga just didn’t sound like my “thing”. Maybe when I was too old to run?!
Looking back, that gift certificate was the gift of a lifetime. I went to class skeptical and came out amazed: I couldn’t believe how good I felt. I kept going and soon developed a yoga practice that changed my life.
The physical results came immediately. My body became toned, flexible, and graceful as I released years of tightness, tension and stress. I felt more energetic. I slept better. I woke up pain free. My jeans fit!
But more importantly my life continues to change in other ways: I react less; I’m clearer about what I feel, think, and want, and about what matters to me; I am more patient and present with my children; I’m enjoying more and my days are richer. I find time is slowing and I am more present, more ME. Yoga is about finding and creating balance, bringing all of you – your body, life, mind, relationships, spirit, everything into wholeness.
Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not. I see the same thing happening over and over to people coming to class everyday. What prompted me to create Yoga One is the desire to share yoga and the success and happiness it brings with the world. I wanted to create a space where people felt welcomed, accepted and challenged to do the hardest and most important work of their lives: regaining and creating the life of their lifetime, to help people not only live longer but to bring more life into life!
I bow with love, gratitude and humility to my teachers: Baron Baptiste (Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga), Rod Stryker (Parayoga), Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (head of the Himalayan Institute), Sharon Gannon and David Life (co-founders of Jivamukti Yoga) and Jon Kabat-Zinn (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). I also bow to the amazing group of teachers at Yoga One with whom I work, learn and grow. And finally I bow to the Yoga One students, who bring the yoga, every day, every class and teach me more than they will ever know.