I started practicing Bikram yoga in March 2001 and loved it from the beginning. I felt the benefits immediately. I found it challenging yet very rewarding at the same time. I felt balance in both my mind and body leaving me feeling energized after I practiced. I noticed my body transform and my skin just glowed. I felt good from the inside out. I loved what the yoga had given me; strength, stamina, confidence, balance in my life and basically an “I can do anything I set my mind to” attitude. The same way I felt after I went through Basic Training for the military. I wanted to learn more about the series, the set sequence of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises to share with others. Especially, after practicing almost nightly to deal with the stresses during my last year and a half of my mobilization.

So upon completion of my three year stateside mobilization for the Army Reserves at Fort Lewis and Fort Lawton in Washington State ( that ended in March 2007), I decided to attend Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in April of the same year.

Nine weeks of yoga twice a day and learning more about the benefits of yoga and how to teach and share it with others in Hawaii at Waikiki sounded heavenly to me after my mobilization.I have been teaching and sharing yoga ever since I became a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher. I absolutely love teaching and sharing this sequence inspired by the Ghosh series.

I love to see the transformation yoga brings to people physically and emotionally and to be a part of those changes is truly inspiring and fulfilling. I retired from the Army Reserves in March 2010 after 22 years of service just three years after becoming a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher. I love what yoga has given me. I feel a sense of accomplishment and peacefulness that no one can take away from me after I practice. I am constantly reminded by yoga how amazing the human body really is and that you can do anything you set your mind to.