I used to wish I was a dancer, or a gymnast, or a cheerleader, or really just anyone who was "naturally" flexible. I felt like this especially when I was struggling to touch my toes in a forward fold or get into a deep back bend. However, the more I developed a disciplined practice, the more I appreciated my personal struggle. The more I work on my practice, the more my practice starts to appear off the mat, and in my every day life.
“Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” - The Bhagavad Gita.
This quote couldn’t be more true. My journey back to myself took me away from Toronto for over 7 years. As I moved from Hong Kong to Shanghai and finally to the US, I was fortunate enough to practice with and learn from many very experienced, passionate, and inspirational teachers. They each shared their knowledge and provided guidance. Because of them all, I decided that I also wanted to share my practice. I completed my first 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2011 in Toronto at Yoga Tree Studios, and then went on to complete a second 200 hour classical Hatha style teacher training at Anahata Studios with Yogananth Andiappan in Hong Kong in 2012. And in 2019, I was very fortunate to continue my journey as a student in India, and graduated from the 300 hour intensive intermediate-advanced level hatha yoga teacher training at Asana Andiappan College of Yoga & Research Centre. I continue to take every workshop and class I can from other teachers from other styles and movement modalities. I’ve tried to share this love of yoga everywhere my husband and I have lived and traveled to, and eventually, it brought us home to Toronto.