MYS YTT Alumni October 2013
Currently Lives in El Paso Texas
Why did you choose Maui Yoga Shala for your teacher training?
There was a deep call to return back to the islands after the passing of my grandfather three years prior in Oahu. I was already helping others change over to healthy lifestyles through nutrition but I wanted to help others on a deeper level. Through photos I could sense Nadia's free spirit and shamanistic energy, I felt like I needed to take a risk and try for something different.
What was your experience ?
It was wild, as soon as I stepped off the plane I could feel the warmth of the land. I knew I was exactly where I needed to be. I did my certification with seven others, Chole from Boston, Bell from Australia, Quinn from Seattle, Ryan from Texas, Nikki from BC, and Shakta and Sarah C who currently work for the Shala. We had a rad group. There was tension at times but we all grew and took on the experience. We studied hard and played hard. Went swimming in the most beautiful beaches and waterfalls. Walked every where and ate amazing lilkoi.
What Accomplishments came about your cert?
5 months after I started teaching at a local studio connecting with others in my community.
I helped my best friend Carly get her training at the Shala 2014, she ended up staying in Maui for sometime studying under Nadia.
I created Enriched Yoga , Retreats & Promotions 2014 and hosted my first Adventure Retreat a year later in October 2014 , Returning to Maui with 7 people to study under myself and introduce them to my teacher Nadia in Paia.
I transitioned to being a private contractor , working on what I love to do .
Most, recently, I co-created with my partner our City's first ever Sunrise Yoga Festival a momentous task of bringing together local studios and teachers to spread the awareness of Yoga in our community. Securing the majority of Sponsors and leading a group of 12 other instructors to create the vision. It was the first ever Yoga festival in my city.
-The yin to our yang of Sunrise Yoga Festival with be Moon Rise Festival. Hosted by myself and Partner Carly Dubow
-August 2016 Enriched Yoga Adventure Retreat 1st-7th will be held in Maui, I will be taking my students to visit the Shala and be hosting workshops hopefully at the studio. As well be promotiong for the following teacher training, hopefully I can help assist the following training.
-Continuation of Sunrise Yoga Festival in October.
-Opening of My own Collective Space, for Yoga , Kirtan, Prasadam, Meditation lectures and of course Yoga classes.