Would you like your own personal yoga
teacher, in your home, for 50% less than most teachers charge for private lessons? Do you find cramming your body into an overcrowded, sweaty yoga room after the studio has a Groupon unpleasant? Are you new to yoga? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help.
I began to study yoga in college, when I was at Wheaton, in Massachusetts. I have a strong connection to Massachusetts. I also practiced yoga at Kripalu in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains, with Amrit Desai, and with Bikram. My junior year in Montpelier, France, I practiced yoga in a carved out cave of a studio.
I was blessed to live for several years in Southern California, where Yogananda brought yoga to America in the 1920s. There are amazing yoga teachers on practically every corner in the beach communities of San Diego where I lived. I tried almost all of them.
I practiced kundalini yoga for a bit, and took classes at the Master Yoga Academy in La Jolla. I tried vinyasas (a series of poses in a flow) in a tiny garage studio of a yogi to the stars. I tried Iyengar yoga. If there was a yoga studio in the area, I visited at least once. And I finally found my yoga teacher, Ana Costa, in a little gym in Cardiff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
I studied with Ana for a couple of years, and am trained in her style of yoga called Anahata Yoga. She has a gentle series, that everyone can do, and a dynamic series, for more advanced students.
Yoga is meant to strengthen the body and calm the mind, to prepare the practitioner for meditation. I like to end my yoga sessions with at least 5 minutes of meditation. Yoga means "union" or "yoke" in Sanksrit. That quiet time is important, to go inward, and integrate the outward yoga poses.
Teaching is one of the joys of my life. I have taught French
, and many other subjects. But I love teaching yoga the most, especially private classes. Every student is different, and in a private class, the student gets my undivided attention, and a class tailored to their needs.
There is an old saying, "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." It goes both ways. When the teacher is ready, the student appears. If you are reading
this, perhaps the time is right for some yoga?