I love teaching Yoga because Richard Bach said
” You teach best what you most need to learn”
I love teaching Yoga because I realize that everyone I see and meet is teaching something new in my life. I love the expansive quality of the practice.
I love teaching Yoga because it makes me feel close to where I originally came from. I am from Darjeeling, India. A beautiful town tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas- the place where the champagne of tea is grown. So in class when I reach for a word in Sanskrit it feels like hOMe.
I love teaching Yoga because ” teaching” for me is another word for sharing. I often bring to my practice the “Patanjali Sutras” which is the main scripture of Yoga. I am very passionate about the eight limbs of Yoga and I combine it with my practice.
Asana (seat/pose) is just one aspect of the eight limbs.
The yoga postures (asanas) exercise every part of your body including your internal organs. It stretches and tones the muscles and joints and helps make your spine supple. But Yoga does more than just burn calories and tone muscles. It’s a total mind-body-soul practice.
My most favorite part of Yoga is meditation. In Sanskrit and in the Yoga Sutra meditation is called “ Dhyana”. It is actually one part of the eight limbs of Yoga.
- YAMA – Restraints, moral disciplines or moral vows
- NIYAMA – Duties or observances
- ASANA – Seat/Posture
- PRANAYAMA – Breathing techniques
- PRATYAHARA – Withdrawal of senses
- DHARANA – Focused concentration
- DHYANA – Meditation
- SAMADHI – Bliss or enlightenment
I am constantly eager to learn more and bring more to the mat for you. I teach at Peninsula Golf and Raquet Club and the Gulf Shores recreation center. I am also available for private lessons.