In my classes I attempt to create a space where one can get in touch with their body. To me being spiritual means being embodied. Most of us spend so much time in our heads that we forget to feel. I find the breath to be a gateway to the body. By focusing on our breath we can clear our minds, come into our bodies, and engage in physical sensation. That is my focus as I teach.
I also see yoga as a metaphor for life. The more mindful I am on the mat the more mindful I am off of the mat. The more I slow my practice down the more I slow down in life. If there is something missing in my day to day I introduce it to my practice. I have found this to work for me and my hope is that it works for others.
My relationship to my mind, body, and life has changed dramatically since beginning my yoga practice. It has brought me so much joy that I want to share what I have learned with others in hope that it will effect them positively as well.