My love affair with yoga began long before I knew about the Camino de Santiago. I tried my first yoga class in the 1990s and instantly felt relief in my hips and back. When I discovered that a daily yoga practice also helped ease stress from the workplace and prevent hiking injuries, I was hooked. In 2016, I signed up for teacher training at Yoga Kula in Berkeley. I began teaching yoga to coworkers and members of a hiking group. I volunteered to teach a yoga class at Hospitalero training in Los Gatos in February 2016.
My training continued in 2017 at Namaste Yoga in Berkeley, led by four of the Bay Area’s best yoga teachers: Abby Tucker, Baxter Bell, Domonick Wegesin and Vickie Russell Bell. As a graduate of their “Every Day Sacred” program, I have 300+ hours of teacher training. I offer a gentle yoga flow practice that is accessible to beginners, with modifications for more advanced yogis. I currently teach yoga classes for UC Berkeley staff, and recently taught a yoga class for pilgrims at the national gathering of American Pilgrims on the Camino. See program.
This summer, I am excited lead yoga for a group on the Camino Primitivo! I truly believe that many common injuries can be prevented by practicing yoga. Follow my new Instagram handle and my Facebook page to see how the Camino provides yoga this summer.
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I want to share my passion for yoga with the world, so I will be scouting out the best festivals and upcoming yoga events in the SF Bay Area. I will also include a variety of:
- yoga poses for hiking
- favorite yoga videos
- occasional smoothie recipes
- mindful practices for stress relief
- hiking and yoga club events
- interesting tidbits I learn about in yoga teacher training
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Below are a few blog posts I wrote about my yoga journey thus far.
- What it means to be a UC Berkeley Wellness Ambassador
- Finding my Balance with Standup Paddleboard Yoga
- Immersing Myself in Yoga
- Ode to the Oak, and Tree Pose
- Wanderlust 108 San Francisco
- Super Hike and Yoga on Wildcat Ridge
- Mindfulness Manifesto, Part 3: Yoga
- 10 Ways to Hack your Yoga Practice
- Yoga for Hope Festival in San Francisco
What appeals to me most about being a yoga teacher is helping others with their personal wellness journey. And, I absolutely LOVE doing yoga outdoors! Below are a few highlights of yoga in fun places with great people!