1. What brought you to the practice of yoga? I needed to decrease the stress in my life. The year was 1997 and I was engaged, got a new job, moved to a new city and my father was dying of pancreatic cancer. I had to do something and Yoga was that something.
2. Who are some of your yoga teachers? My very first yoga teacher was Catherine Ross out in Wauwatosa. I'd be really remiss to not give her props for being the first. Over the years, I've been greatly influenced by Shiva Rea. Recently, I've been getting into Ashtanga Vinyasa with David Kiel. And of course, working at YogaOne, I've enjoyed years of practice with Meg Galarza. In addition to studying with teachers, I also consider my students, my injuries, my children, and my life my yoga teacher.
3. How would you describe the form of yoga you teach currently? Primarily Vinyasa Flow, but I've been known to mix it up quite a bit.
4. Where do you teach? YogaOne Cedarburg and YogaOne Fox Point.
5. Why do you teach? I enjoy seeing people transform not only from class to class, but over time. It's very gratifying to know that this practice of Yoga has had a profound effect in people's lives. I feel blessed to be able to convey it's message.
6. How do you describe what yoga is? Depends on who I'm speaking with. If they're looking for just the physical or looking for something more. Either way it's re-establishing the connection between the body, the mind, and the Divine.
7. What aspect of yoga do you want to explore more deeply? Physically, in my practice, I enjoy the challenge of Ashtanga. Mentally, I'm working on more meditation.
8. What are your thoughts on the growing popularity of yoga? Overall good. Anything to get someone off the couch and breathing and connected is good.
9. What are your hobbies? Acting, singing, gardening and reading.
10. What is something unique about you that not many people know about? I'm a sketch comedy actress with McMann & Tate. The resident theatre company of the Cedarburg Cultural Center. I do about 3 shows a year, and I'm always too shy to promote it. Big fun! Come and join me. There I've said it!