My yoga bio

Why do you want to teach yoga?

Yoga has made a big difference in the quality of my life, and I’d like to be able to pass that on to others who are interested.

How long have you practiced yoga?

I’ve lost track. At least 16 years of active practice (and when I didn’t practice regularly, yoga influenced my breathing, posture, and awareness). I started learning yoga from a book in 1982, watching Lilias Folan on PBS to de-stress and create energy. I began seriously practicing with teachers in 1998 to heal after a car accident. I’ve worked with mostly Iyengar, Integral, and Vinyasa Flow teachers in Dallas and Austin and have a home practice. At present I assist Eleanor Harris, substitute for her, and teach private classes while I complete my yoga teacher training. http://www.eleanorharris.com/

What is your favorite benefit from your yoga practice?

The level of overall well-being I feel from practicing yoga regularly.

What do you have to offer as a yoga instructor?

Knowledge, from studying, reading, and working with various teachers and styles of yoga. Encouragement, because I know that yoga is wonderful for the human body. Respect, because it is awesome to see students open up with yoga.

How would you describe the way you want to teach?

I teach beginning and mixed-level classes. I base my teaching on the students’ needs. I use diagnostic poses to see where to focus as well as asking students what they’d like to work on. I break difficult poses down into small chunks to make them easier to learn. With permission, I adjust students to help them feel a pose when words are not sufficient.

Do you require props for teaching or not?

Props are always welcome, and if they are not available, I can teach without them.

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