Background and Vision
The vision for Sacred Soul Yoga came to me — and resonates with those who’ve joined — not because of our great successes in life but because of our “failures”.
I understand what it’s like to feel lost. I’ve struggled with depression, addiction, illness, loneliness, loss, confusion, and despair. I’ve fought inner demons and lost. But yoga and other alternative healing modalities helped restore me to sanity, well being, and deep inner peace.
🧘🏽♀️ How I came to yoga
The first time I stepped on a yoga mat, I knew I was home. Or at least on my way. It was my first spiritual practice that was grounded in the body and I knew immediately that was key to healing.
I continued practicing yoga because I sensed that it was a pathway to deep healing and wholeness. And I was right. Yoga helped me heal from the inside out and reclaim my body from depression, addiction, and embedded traumas.
As a survivor of trauma myself, I know what it means to find home again in your body. Trauma lives in the body; lasting relief and healing is found through the body.
I believe you are already whole even in the midst of your wounds and traumas. And my teaching style reflects this. I teach slowly, with attention to breath and inner awareness, with a deep trust and appreciation that you know what will serve your body best.
I support you as you learn to honor your body’s inherent wisdom.
Akhanda Shakti Method
Akhanda Shakti is a beautiful marriage of two methods, one rooted in the classical yoga tradition and the other in inspirational awakening. Akhanda Yoga, founded by Himalayan yoga master, Yogrishi Vishvketu, combines the six traditional paths of yoga – hatha, jnana, raja, mantra, karma, and bhakti – to revive the whole message of yoga.
Shakti, created by SoulWork founder, Adi Shakti, brings a trauma informed approach to this method. Her teachings aim to awaken and inspire the divine feminine and empower spiritual leaders to better serve their communities.
Sacred Soul Yoga is rooted in the Akhanda Shakti method and I share the teachings that I received from my teacher, Adi Shakti.
Certifications, Trainings, Lineage
As a dedicated yoga practitioner since 2006, I’ve had the privilege of learning and studying with some amazing beautiful teachers.
Yael Ziv graciously provided space for me in her advanced weekly class when I was just beginning my yoga journey. She still to this day is where my compass goes when I want to tap into the richness of the yogic lifestyle. She emanates grace, peace, kindness, not to mention being the most graceful and grounded yoga practitioner and teacher I’ve known.
Christina Sell and Noah Maze who demonstrated and taught in-depth western anatomy and how to cue clearly to support the student. I participated in many of their online programs and although not certified by either of them, I am grateful for the depth of teaching they both offer.
I have three — yes three 🙂 — 200 hour yoga teacher training certifications:
Living Yoga Program (200 YTT Hatha, 2011) where I witnessed and experienced the healing balm of community and connection.
Yogi Flight School (200 YTT Vinyasa, 2021) where I learned in-depth anatomy, sequencing, and cuing.
Soulwork (200 YTT Trauma Informed, 2022) where I finally found home, both inside myself and within community, and learned how to create safe, brave spaces for people that facilitates transformation and healing.