I first got into yoga after a massage therapist suggested I try it as a means to combat a hip issue I have struggled with for many years. I enjoyed the practice because I loved the way the Vinyasa flow felt in my body and how I was able to keep my mind focused on the present moment-something that has always been a struggle for me.
I came to UW Madison for school in 2014 and began taking classes at Inner Fire. Being a dance major, yoga proved to be a key component in my dance training, through an increase in strength and flexibly as well as a dramatic increase in awareness of how my body moves through space. I knew I wanted to take my practice further so in the summer of 2015 I returned home to Denver and completed my 200 hour RYT. Going into my training I had no idea the ways in which becoming a certified teacher would impact me. Not only did I gain the skills to teach a yoga class but I gained a new outlook on many things in the world around me and a new way of looking at things.
One of the great things about yoga is that each person’s practice is unique. Yoga is not about what you are or are not able to do, but rather what the practice can do for you. Wherever you are at the present moment is exactly where you are supposed to be.