Yoga is a practice that acts as an everyday outlet, taking me to a place free of worrying, thinking, anticipating, and a way to achieve artistic freedom. Throughout my years studying printmaking at OCADU in Toronto, often I struggled to find inspiration. It wasn’t until my final thesis year where I discovered my artistic voice through my yoga practice at Moksha Danforth. I was amazed on how yoga provided an outlet that let my mind calm down and stop racing with negative thoughts and anxiety. Not having to search for inspiration I simply felt this through my yoga; it is what brings me happiness, that sweetness, and that wholeness that I radiate everyday. By tapping into my yoga routine, using a thirty-day challenge as my foundation, and journaling my thoughts each day, I found a way to connect yoga to my artwork. I send much gratitude to my on-and-off the mat practice, allowing for my inner artist to shine.
Holding yoga so close to my heart it only felt natural to deepen my yoga practice with attending the Moksha Yoga Teacher Training in beautiful Brazil, 2012. Teaching feels so right and I am devoted in bringing a sense of peace to each practice. I wish to continue to grow as a teacher and as a student.
It would be my dream to encourage students to find their inner artist. I hope to continue this artistic freedom through my teaching and find more ways to collaborate yoga with art.