I was first exposed to yoga at a very young age. My parents practiced Ashtanga under the guidance of Baba Hari Dass. It was always something I found intriguing and a bit mystical. I eventually turned to yoga as my path after a few dark years of depression and anxiety. One of the four noble truths in Buddhism is that all sentient beings seek happiness. I made this discovery about 10 years ago when I took refuge with Anam Thubten Rinpoche, one of the great Tibetan masters of this modern age. Through his teachings, I have discovered that the gateway to happiness, contentment and a deeper connection to one’s self can be found within. Every time you roll out your mat is an opportunity to rediscover your true nature once again.
I completed my yoga teacher training in 2013 at Akasha Yoga and it made a profound difference in my life. My highest aspiration for students is that you show up with a willingness to look within and see how incredible you are and how powerful you can be! As Pattabhi Jois famously said, “practice and all will come.”