I took my first yoga class as last resort when a favorite fitness teacher had left the area.
To be honest – I didn’t like it. Still, I continued taking class and began to notice a shift and so did my family and friends. I soon fell “in love” with yoga. It wasn’t until later that I realized I wasn’t falling “in love” with yoga, I fell “in love” with myself and the connection to Self.
I began taking classes from all different teachers, conferences and workshops from Omega, Kripalu and NYC searching for a way to deepen and grow my practice. It wasn’t until I began going to Dharma Yoga Syracuse (CNY Yoga) with Saraswati (Lorie) that I felt… home. It was a Dharma II class (and it kicked my butt!!) But more importantly I felt that Saraswati was the “real deal” and that this was a true spiritual community. Traveling from Skaneateles, 3 to 4 times a week was such a gift to have this so close to home. Saraswati and her devotion to Sri Dharma made me fall in love even before I had met him. It took over a year to finally be able to go to NYC to meet and experience Sri Dharma’s Holy Satsang Labor Day 2011. Before this event began, I almost ran straight into Sri Dharma. Frozen like a deer in headlights, I looked back at Saraswati who knew how much this meant to me, and I saw pure love. My teacher, her teacher and me. This lasted just seconds but it changed my life like an electrical charge. Home.
In June of 2013, I completed my 500hr ryt “Life of a Yogi” teacher training with Sri Dharma. I continue to teach yoga and essential oils at Mirbeau Inn and Spa for the past 5 years. (As well as a new Dharma II /III class to the schedule.) and Gazella Fitness Studio.