Exhale the Past. Inhale the Future.  Live in the Now.

Exhale the Past. Inhale the Future.  Live in the Now.

Yoga


A word that quite literally means “union with oneself.”

Yoga encourages and establishes empowerment and calm amidst life’s inevitable ups and downs.

You can expect creative, inspiring and intelligent sequencing of postures, skilled hands-on assists, deep relaxation, sound vibration, dharma (teachings), and often profound, life affirming physical and psychological tuning.

 

Check out my teaching schedule HERE.

Yoga


A word that quite literally means “union with oneself.”

Yoga encourages and establishes empowerment and calm amidst life’s inevitable ups and downs.

You can expect creative, inspiring and intelligent sequencing of postures, skilled hands-on assists, deep relaxation, sound vibration, dharma (teachings), and often profound, life affirming physical and psychological tuning.

Yoga has been my outlet,
my medicine, my teacher;
it has taught me how to trust
myself, it has taught me
how to trust my body,
and
strengthened my faith.”
LuLu

My yoga practice,
in many ways, found me. 

In 1999 I was seeing a physician regularly for an autoimmune kidney disease when he discovered an unusual curve in my spine,
also known as scoliosis. 

By the Grace of God, and the betterment of my spine, he recommended Yoga. 

Now, this was long before yoga was cool or well known in the SouthEast,
and certainly before it was a trend.

Not only were my parents able to find me a yoga teacher, but this teacher also happened to be located in a Holistic Wellness Center. 

This was the first center of its kind in my
hometown of Greensboro, NC, and it was absolutely beautiful.

Hard not to
believe the stars aligned for this one.

Looking back,
I think I always knew it was special…

I worked One-on-One with a teacher for about 6 months or so, which was a gift. 

Here I am, 12 years old learning how to cool by body down by breathing through my left nostril,
and learning that we have no idea what the human body is capable of.

What he taught me about yoga asana, breathing (pranayama), and the mind-body connection made sense to me on such a deep level. 

A level I had never had access to before.

I had a whole new connection to my body, a whole new awareness of my mind, body and, breath;
and an eternal source of inspiration.

And, of course, from the moment I began to practice yoga,
I wanted to teach it.

The practice lit me
up in every possible way,
and I couldn’t imagine not sharing it with everyone I knew! 

Life happened of course…

And before I knew it, I was a teenager in high school with a million concerns, and an endless amount of pressure to make all the right decisions, go to all the right schools and take all the right classes.

So my practice
got a little lost in the shuffle… 

When I began studying to be a massage therapist, my return to
the mat became permanent. 

This is when my life began to flourish

All the seeds my teacher had planted many years before began to bloom. 

Yoga became a part of me

I remembered the connection I had always had with myself, and that bond began to grow. 

Finding the Jivamukti Yoga Method was like a homecoming.

The practice is so rich, so integrated, so complete; and for the first time I heard teachers speaking and expanding upon practices I had learned at such a young age with my teacher in Greensboro. 

My yoga practice has saved my life in so many ways.

It’s been my outlet,
my
medicine, my teacher;
it’s taught me how to
trust myself, it’s taught me how to trust my body, and it has strengthened my faith.

Most importantly, Yoga has been a major instrument of healing in my life:

Mind, body, and spirit.   

I’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, grief,
worry, body image issues, shame;
I mean you name it

But healing
is a process, not a button or a switch.

Just like yoga is a practice, not a one-stop shop or a quick fix. 

And finding myself inside of this practice, Finding LuLu,
was a journey
worth every single obstacle.

This practice keeps me honest:  

Honest with myself,
honest with my fears,
honest with what is serving me,
and what isn’t.

This practice,
whether it’s the physical asana practice or the mindfulness that comes from yoga philosophy,
inspires me to run towards my life instead of away from it. 

It will shed light on everything.

And the side
effects aren’t so bad either.  

I’ve never been happier, healthier, more understanding, more at peace,
more trusting,
or more flexible (in mind and body).

The sky is the limit! 

Each year keeps getting better.

Grab Your Mat and Join Me in Class

My yoga practice,
in many ways, found me. 

In 1999 I was seeing a physician regularly for an autoimmune kidney disease when he discovered an unusual curve in my spine,
also known as scoliosis. 

By the Grace of God, and the betterment of my spine, he recommended Yoga. 

Now, this was long before yoga was cool or well known in the SouthEast,
and certainly before it was a trend.

Not only were my parents able to find me a yoga teacher, but this teacher also happened to be located in a Holistic Wellness Center. 

This was the first center of its kind in my
hometown of Greensboro, NC, and it was absolutely beautiful.

Hard not to
believe the stars aligned for this one.

Looking back,
I think I always knew it was special…

I worked One-on-One with a teacher for about 6 months or so, which was a gift. 

Here I am, 12 years old learning how to cool by body down by breathing through my left nostril,
and learning that we have no idea what the human body is capable of.

What he taught me about yoga asana, breathing (pranayama), and the mind-body connection made sense to me on such a deep level. 

A level I had never had access to before.

I had a whole new connection to my body, a whole new awareness of my mind, body and, breath;
and an eternal source of inspiration.

And, of course, from the moment I began to practice yoga,
I wanted to teach it.

The practice lit me
up in every possible way,
and I couldn’t imagine not sharing it with everyone I knew! 

Life happened of course…

And before I knew it, I was a teenager in high school with a million concerns, and an endless amount of pressure to make all the right decisions, go to all the right schools and take all the right classes.

So my practice
got a little lost in the shuffle… 

When I began studying to be a massage therapist, my return to
the mat became permanent. 

This is when my life began to flourish

All the seeds my teacher had planted many years before began to bloom. 

Yoga became a part of me

I remembered the connection I had always had with myself, and that bond began to grow. 

Finding the Jivamukti Yoga Method was like a homecoming.

The practice is so rich, so integrated, so complete; and for the first time I heard teachers speaking and expanding upon practices I had learned at such a young age with my teacher in Greensboro. 

My yoga practice has saved my life in so many ways.

It’s been my outlet,
my
medicine, my teacher;
it’s taught me how to
trust myself, it’s taught me how to trust my body, and it has strengthened my faith.

Most importantly, Yoga has been a major instrument of healing in my life:

Mind, body, and spirit.   

I’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, grief,
worry, body image issues, shame;
I mean you name it

But healing
is a process, not a button or a switch.

Just like yoga is a practice, not a one-stop shop or a quick fix. 

And finding myself inside of this practice, Finding LuLu,
was a journey
worth every single obstacle.

This practice keeps me honest:  

Honest with myself,
honest with my fears,
honest with what is serving me,
and what isn’t.

This practice,
whether it’s the physical asana practice or the mindfulness that comes from yoga philosophy,
inspires me to run towards my life instead of away from it. 

It will shed light on everything.

And the side
effects aren’t so bad either.  

I’ve never been happier, healthier, more understanding, more at peace,
more trusting,
or more flexible (in mind and body).

The sky is the limit! 

Each year keeps getting better.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self,
to the self.”