What’s your favorite part of your work in the world?
We all need friendship and support to live a meaningful, happy life. To that end, I love helping to build community through my teaching, trainings, and retreats! I love knowing that these students have made lasting friendships that feel like family.
I also feel blessed to inspire people to engage in the study of yoga as a path to themselves, their bodies, and living a more conscious life. That feels big to me.
If you didn’t teach yoga, what else would you do?
I’d probably be a full-time (instead of a part-time) activist and advocate for social and environmental change. I could see myself lobbying in Washington DC, teaching people to regenerate their soil or start a garden, speaking, or going back to school for nutrition & gut health.
What are you excited about learning next?
Given the state of the planet and humanity, nothing feels more important or exciting right now than learning how to work with my hands, to continue learning about soil health (which is the key to sequestering carbon from our atmosphere), and how to be a better advocate for all of the above!
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a newer teacher?
Keep studying, asking questions, and working on being a better human. When the training is over, that’s when the learning starts.
On or off the mat, what fires you up and gets you hopeful for the future right now?
I know it’s not that sexy, but off the mat, the potential for Regenerative Organic Agriculture gets me fired up for the future of health and life on this planet! Regenerative Agriculture is a holistic approach to growing food and farming systems. Regenerative practices improve the microbiology of the soil rather than depleting it. It rebuilds and enhances the health of the soil by sequestering carbon which puts a halt on global warming all while producing more abundant, nutrient-rich food to feed the world.