What’s your favorite part of your work?
I love when the teaching crystallizes for the student and she starts to understand the teaching more. I love to share Sanskrit and the beauty of the mantras and the deep layers of meaning encoded in the structure of the language. I love to show students how to work with the 9 pillars of the Luminous Soul Method. Every time I do, I watch so much growth in their yogic practice and life.
What’s your least favorite part of your work?
I’m not fond of too much admin. I prefer the creative process of teaching.
What still excites you and keeps you engaged with teaching yoga?
The depth of the knowledge of Sanskrit and Yoga. The light of luminous intelligence. The beautiful students and the connection to my lineage and teacher.
If you didn’t teach yoga, what else would you do?
I love cooking. I used to cook for my Guru ji, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. I so enjoy people so likely something involving loving people and giving support or nourishment in some way.
What are you excited about learning next?
I’m excited to spend some more time with some ancient sutras. They are very old and complicated and contain mysterious codes of the universe. I am also interested to learn more about traditional Mexican vegetarian cooking.
What’s your finest advice for a newer teacher?
Keep showing up. Practice slowly and steadily. Don’t be dismayed when you don’t understand something. Instead write a note and follow up on it. Also learn the skill of not needing to know all the time, but rather to let things reveal themselves to you.
Evolutionary biology or god(s)?
The gods, they are luminous and so loving.