BECAUSE IT'S TRANSFORMATIVE
The Yoga tradition teaches us that things in this world are real. When I hurt myself, it really hurts. This ancient Tradition also teaches us that things are constantly changing. Sometimes the pain we feel recedes, or even passes. We can clearly see that we are all, really changing. Day by day, moment by moment, we change. Unfortunately, I am unable to reverse or stop changing. Yet, I can, in some ways, consciously influence the direction of my future. I can improve my physical condition, so my journey is less painful. I can also improve my neurological and cognitive function. I can even set a long-term trajectory of lifelong wellness, emotional stability and fulfill my life's purpose. Yoga shows us the way.
I'VE BEEN DOING YOGA FOR A WHILE
I began practicing yoga in 1993. In 1997 I was certified by Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute ( AVI ) to teach asana, Pranayama and chanting in the yoga tradition of his teacher TKV Desikachar. Since then I've completed AVI's three year training course in the application of yoga as a therapeutic process for managing acute and chronic conditions. As a faculty assistant for AVI I help with training and developing teachers in the living Viniyoga tradition.