Ever since I was a young girl, sunflowers have brought me warmth and happiness… and that is precisely what I hope to provide to you through my yoga instruction. It is my dream that everyone can be touched by the warmth of yoga at some point in their life and hopefully it will leave a lasting impression – becoming a way of life rather than just another form of exercise. Many of us come to yoga for different reasons. It may originally be for exercise or deeper stretching, or maybe to rehabilitate a physical injury. The healing process generally begins with the physical body, but opens us up to healing our emotional and energetic bodies as well.Physical injuries, disease and emotional suffering can all be seen as a form of separation from body, mind and spirit and it is through yoga that we create a sense of union with ourself and all that is around us — healing this separation on all levels. Yoga is a powerful tool and guides us on the path to healing – and the healing comes from within. As a teacher, I consider myself a facilitator — igniting a spark within my students which triggers this healing process.I love to guide students in a non-traditional matter. No library yoga in my classroom – but rather a friendly practice filled with physical and emotional challenges, meaningful music, heartfelt words and an overall sense of warmth and happiness. I encourage students to make each practice their own and grab whatever jumps out at them — be ok with opening yourself up to transformation and the possibilities of finding balance in your body, mind and spirit.