Yoga is yoga. The yoga practice itself, no matter what style, is unique and mysterious on its own. Less is more. I teach the YogaWorks style of teaching, a combination of two main methods, Iyengar and Ashtanga, which are the foundation of hundreds of styles of yoga out there today. I weave a lot of the spiritual and philosophical teachings and messages into my classes so it is more than just asana, allowing the students to feel a greater depth of transformation of mind body and spirit. Yoga should be encouraged as a lifestyle, a way of being in the world as well as with oneself consciously, courageously and compassionately. I strive to encourage and motivate this attitude within the students through music or spiritual readings offered throughout the practice so the whole being receives a workout.
So many teachers have inspired, influenced and transformed my life over the years that it is hard to select a few. However, those who stand out the most are Dana Flynn, Rodney Yee, Alison West, Amritanandamayama, and my current spiritual teacher from Dublin, Derek O'Neill.
My wish would be that the students coming to my class would leave with a greater, clearer sense of the truth of who they are, more love and compassion in their hearts, and a greater overall feeling of purpose, peace and joy.