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My original teacher training was with Aadil Palkhivala, with whom I apprenticed for two years. My training focused on asana technique, with a special emphasis on therapeutics, for injury and illness. My yoga spirituality follows in the tradition of Sri Aurobindo; whose main premise was to bring the spiritual life down into our experience here and now. Rather than the popular belief of the day which was to seek enlightenment solely in the afterlife.
My teaching includes chanting, asana technique, including hatha and vinyasa, and pranayama (breath awareness). The mythology and stories of yoga provide a metaphor to embody the emotional spirit of asana.
Attention to developing symmetry is part of a yoga practice. Symmetry can be cultivated on right to left, front to back, upper and lower, and inner and outer, body axes.
Moving into advanced work, the subtle energetic pathways of the meridians become revealed and their connection the greater universe is experienced.
The Yogas are designed to develop and become an extraordinary being through the practice of all the yogas including:
In 1992 I was certified in the Iyengar method and in 2004 I stopped renewing my certification, but still honor Iyengar as my teacher and my inspiration. I have matured in my practice and life and now teach from my own heart and experiences with great gratitude to all my yoga and life teachers. I began practicing yoga in the Iyengar method in San Francisco in the early 1980s. I completed another teacher training, with Shiva Rea in Seattle in 2005. My continuing education with other yoga luminaries includes: Dona Holleman, Dharma Mitra, Ana Forest, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Gary Kraftstow, Kathleen Hunt, and Les Leventhal.
My classes are all small group private lessons. No drop-ins, updated Spring 2016.