My love for yoga started while I was attending college at Cal Poly University. I took my first yoga class with Holly Jackson-Sigman at Pismo Beach Athletic Club. I knew I was on to something when I came out of my first savasana with tears rolling down my face. My soul wanted to connect with a much deeper and meaningful way of life. Something had sparked a fire inside of me.
Years later, the call to share my love for yoga with others began to blossom. I began to explore other healing modalities such as Reiki, reflexology and massage. All of which opened doors that would eventually lead me to the completion of my 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Village in 2015.
Yoga has changed my life in so many ways. It has helped me face fears and obstacles with courage and grace. Maintaining a nourishing and well balanced yoga practice has helped with my overall health and wellbeing. I’ve also gained a deeper connection with Mother Nature and the sense of oneness that unites us all.
Through the practice of yoga we can begin to cultivate mindful body movement, breath awareness and stillness of the mind. Remaining humble in my yoga path helps me to embrace changes with love and gratitude and to release what is no longer serving me.
The mind, body and soul connection that yoga has taught me helps me to live a more truly meaningful and blissful life! I enjoy all different styles of yoga, but feel a special resonance with the yin/restorative and gentle flow practices. I hope to share my love for yoga and life with my students and help them find their own true path on and off the mat.
Jackie Adams instructs the following:
Yin & Yang
Muscles prefer movement and repetition and are considered the Yang parts. Remaining muscularly passive for periods of time gently stretches dense connective tissue of the lower back, hips and spine, which may otherwise become stiff and less mobile as we age. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. The Yin practice includes powerful mental and emotional benefits as its practitioner becomes quiet, still and mindful of the present. Yang brings movement between the Yin poses to move the Chi (universal energy.)