"Smile, breathe and go slowly"
Embodiment practices to move you from busyness to being
Thich Nhat Hanh
Certified Yoga Teacher
As an athlete I've always enjoyed moving my body, but before yoga I certainly wouldn't have considered myself body aware…quite the opposite. More often than not, I would put my body through the ringer; pushing through pain and injury, consciously putting myself into harms way for the sake of a couple more points on the board. My idea of yoga back then was stretching up to grab a rebound. It wasn’t until I traveled around South East Asia in 2003 that I discovered yoga.
I’ll admit it wasn’t love at first sight, yoga was hard and I was resistant. However, with time and attention my awareness grew and I experienced more openness in both body and mind. I realized that mindful movement partnered with conscious breath was an extraordinarily transformative practice, a practice that I needed to share.