I was a very smart, ambitious adolescent. I went to an elite college. I took a marketing job and excelled. I got raises (yay!). I got more responsibility (double yay!). Fast forward almost two decades and I was managing over 20 people, trying to change habits and thinking that had been ingrained as part of the company’s original culture, and showing my younger staff how to handle a lot of work and stress while keeping up appearances. And I had a family. Total chaos that eventually got entangled in my body and mind.
With a yoga practice that went beyond “exercise” (along with cognitive behavioral therapy), I could see how fixing and managing things while also being go-go-go had become my own ingrained pattern. Yoga gives me practice at just being that I can use for the peaks, valleys and plateaus of living.
I completed my 200 hour teacher training with Jennifer Prugh and Noell Clark at the Joy of Yoga School in Los Gatos and will complete my 500 hour certification in February 2024.