“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” – the Bhagavad Gita
In 2015, I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at a small studio on Long Island. It was a life changing, purposeful experience and it gave me the opportunity to share something I so deeply believe in. To me, yoga is this beautiful practice that helps us strip away what we really don’t need so we can just simple be.
I love yoga, but I also believe that most western yoga is overpriced, inaccessible, and sensationalized.
There’s a serious lack of a spiritual practice and deep contemplation, and what’s left in its place is expensive leggings and bikini wearing models in super deep back-bends and over-complicated inversions that I certainly can’t do because I’m not a human pretzel. What I believe in is a more traditional sense of the practice and my goal is to make that more commonplace. To show that yoga is a tool we can all use to connect with ourselves, with others, and to live a more conscious life.
I don’t own a single pair of Lululemon leggings and my instagram photos are all unedited and raw (<- fancy way of saying they’re not professionally taken!) My practice is not complicated or unsafe to try at home and most of what I share is about the journey, not the pose anyway, because that’s where the real yoga starts.