My yoga journey in San Francisco began in 2004. I first started taking classes because someone told me that it would be a helpful companion to marathon training. I really looked at yoga as just exercise, like a more active form of stretching. Little did I know that I was missing the entire point.
Yes, I gained some flexibility but I spent years ignoring the invitation to deepen my awareness about who I really am and what really matters. Today, I practice and teach in the hatha lineage. Hatha means “tenacious” and I love that idea of using yoga to tenaciously pursue physical, mental, and spiritual goals all at the same time.