I strive to empower people to live happily and fully by integrating a sustainable yoga practice into their daily life. I believe in the power of yoga to HEAL physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
While creating this website (my first), I was assisted by WordPress technical support. I noticed on one email, after the person’s name was their job title, “Happiness Engineer”. Couldn’t we all use a Happiness Engineer, and not just for website construction! It got me to thinking, when someone asks me what I do, I usually answer, “Yoga teacher”. If they are not yogis themselves, they usually think I spend my day showing students how to twist into pretzels and balance on their feet, hands, or head. But, yoga is not just about the physical, the shapes you make with your body. There is so much more you can gain from the practice, if you are open to receiving. I think from now on when someone asks me what I do, I will answer, “I am a Wellness Engineer”. This is a more suitable description of how yoga can give you the capacity to live a fulfilled life at any age!
Happiness – Why is it normal in society to settle for feeling/being just “good” or “fine”? Why not be “fantastic”, “excellent”, or “outstanding”! Do not dim your light (or allow others). That which gives you joy in life is an indicator of what your purpose is here on earth. Follow your passion!
Empower – Let go of old thoughts and beliefs. They may not even be your own, but based on those around you. Empower yourself to be your own Wellness Engineer! Take charge of your health, implementing changes so you can age with vitality.
Awareness – Do you feel like you are racing from one thing to the next from the moment the alarm goes off in the morning until you close your eyes for bed in the evening? By being more aware or mindful we can create more space in our mind and more space in our day.
Live – Live from your heart. Create harmony between effort and ease in your daily life…the effort being work, duties, tasks…the ease being laughter, love, and leisure!