My yoga journey started in 2006 right after a haircut at my favorite barber shop. I walked into a Bikram studio and signed up for a month of unlimited yoga. I was immediately drawn to the heat and humidity of the room. It helped my body with stretching and needed conditioning. What I didn’t realize at the time was that the yoga that I was practicing daily was helping create a connection to something that I was needing in my life. A connection back to myself.
I practiced Bikram yoga consistently for 9 years. I even competed in several USA Yoga events. The competitions were designed to bring the yogi into an appreciation and self-realization of their own practice, which it did do for me. I did not try other yoga styles until the summer of 2015 when the Bikram studio that I was attending was shutting down, I decided to attend a Yoga Works 200 hour teacher training at Om Tree Yoga in Lawrence Ks. The teacher training was extensive and thorough with lots of reading, practicing and instruction of yoga and its processes. In one of training sessions we were instructed to go out and try different yoga’s and evaluate the different studios and their practices. This is when I found Lava Yoga. I was excited to find a hot studio again. Even better yet to be introduced to Beth, Leigh and the Lava staff. I have continued practice at Lava and have become very fond the studio, the classes and teachers. I am currently working to receive my 300 hour Evolution of a Teacher, offered at Lava Yoga which is taught by Natalie Savage and will be 500 Hour RYT in spring 2020.
I am fascinated by every bit of yoga. Its postures and practices, its linage and future. Being a bit of a late bloomer into this yoga world I will quote Bikram “Never to old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again”. I am excited to see where this process will take me in life. I look forward to meeting, teaching and taking yoga with you at Lava Yoga Topeka and Lawrence very soon!