I came to love teaching while navigating an injury recovery. What I learned about my body through that healing process sparked my interest in how the human body works. I loved having insight into why I was hurting and how to change it.
Even during my first awkward teaching attempt during my first training, I lit up inside. It was clear that teaching was my way to connect with and help other people.
I spent years teaching a "strong vinyasa flow," while also adding new healing tools to my teaching toolbox
: resources for healing injuries to the physical body, affronts to identity, and complex pain from trauma. I have always been drawn to the healing side of movement, yoga, and meditation, and this is present in all of my teaching (even when I'm leading "movement as exercise"!).
I now teach with a trauma-informed approach, and choose to teach simple practices that many of us can find useful for some immediate need. Even though the range of tools is limited, I marvel at how each of my students is unique in what they draw from the work: the range of possible discovery is unbounded. And it's in the open-ended space for that individual experience that healing can happen.
We all need space to heal and get to know ourselves better. This space doesn't need to be a solitary or lonely one. Inside mov/ed
, I offer community through my podcasts, classes, and 1:1 sessions, and you can choose the avenue that suits you best in any given week.